New music arrives from Telekinesis (a.k.a. Michael Benjamin Lerner) on Apr. 2 with the album Dormarion, his third album for Merge Records. Self-described as a minimalist, Telekinesis has a sort of indie pop-leaning sound with some similarity to the Elephant 6 Collective bands. His self-titled debut album on Merge Records was produced by Chris Walla.
The inspiration for the album title came from where he recorded it -- at Spoon drummer Jim Eno's studio in Austin, TX. It's called Public Hi-Fi, and it resides at none other than a road named Dormarion Lane. Lerner dug the name and went so far as to Google it. Only the street name cam up as a result.
“It’s a beautiful-sounding word, and if you Google it, nothing but this one tiny street comes up. No origin, no description. I can’t tell you what the word means. It’s like something from Lost,” said Lerner.
He wrote the music for Dormarion last year in both the San Juan Islands and Seattle (talk about polar opposites) before heading over to Austin for the end run. Check out the song “Ghosts And Creatures” from Dormarion below.
Telekinesis Tour Dates
04-21 Portland OR, - Doug Fir Lounge
04-24 San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill
04-25 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
04-26 Long Beach, CA - Alex’s Bar
04-27 San Diego, CA - Casbah
04-28 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
04-30 Austin, TX - The Parish
05-01 Denton, TX - Dan’s Silverleaf
05-03 Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree
05-04 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
05-05 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
05-06 Washington, DC - Black Cat Backstage
05-07 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
05-09 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
05-10 Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
05-11 Montreal, QC - Il Motore
05-12 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
05-14 Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
05-15 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
05-16 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
05-17 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
05-18 Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
05-20 Denver, CO - Hi Dive
05-21 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge