Telekinesis – Telekinesis!

April 9, 2009

telekinesisIndie pop fans, meet your new favorite band: Seattle based Telekinesis (Michael Benjamin Lerner in the studio; live, he’s joined by three accompanying musicians). Indie pop is a far richer genre than the term may sometimes imply in some people’s minds, which Lerner demonstrates by credibly and seemingly effortlessly jumping from style to style song by song. His music has echoes of Matthew Sweet, Marshall Crenshaw, Death Cab For Cutie, Tegan and Sara and Elliott Smith, even a bit of Cheap Trick at their poppiest. Since he’s clearly mastered this indie pop thing, it’ll be interesting to see where Lerner goes with his next album, but for now, this is a pretty ideal debut. Standout cuts: “Coast Of Carolina,” “Tokyo,” “Foreign Room” and “All Of A Sudden.”

http://www.myspace.com/telekinesismusic

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