Telekinesis (band)

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Telekinesis
Michael Lerner, 2011.jpg
Michael Lerner live, 2011
Background information
Origin Seattle, Washington, United States
Genres Indie rock, shoegaze, power pop
Instruments Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboard, Drums
Years active 2008 – present
Labels Merge Records
Website telekinesismusic.com
Members Michael Benjamin Lerner

Telekinesis is Michael Benjamin Lerner, an indie rocker based out of Seattle who is currently signed to Merge Records. The band was signed to Merge Records in early 2009, and shortly afterward released the debut album Telekinesis! on April 7, 2009.[1] Recorded in September 2008, the album was produced, mixed, and engineered with the help of Chris Walla (guitarist for Death Cab For Cutie), who also played on most tracks. Lerner and Walla recorded one song per day on analog tape.[2]

Telekinesis covered ELO's "Can't Get It Out of My Head" for the American Laundromat Records charity album Sing Me To Sleep–Indie Lullabies, released May 2010.[3] The band also covered Nirvana's "On A Plain" in 2011 for SPIN Magazine's exclusive tribute album, Newermind: A Tribute to Nirvana.

Personnel[edit]

  • Michael Benjamin Lerner - drums, guitar, bass, keys, vocals

Touring band[edit]

  • Jason Narducy - bass guitar, background vocals (2010-2011)
  • Cody Votolato - electric guitar (2010-2011)
  • Rebecca Cole - keyboards, background vocals (2011-present)

Ex turnisti[edit]

  • Chris Staples - electric guitar, background vocals (2009-2011)
  • David Broecker - electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar (2009-2011)
  • Jonie Broecker - bass guitar, keyboards (2009-2011)

Discography[edit]

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EPs[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lavinia Jones Wright, "Telekinesis", Billboard Magazine, April 18, 2009.
  2. ^ Kate Thuma, "SXSW '09 Pick: Telekinesis", Spin Magazine, March 6, 2009.
  3. ^ "Sing Me To Sleep - Indie Lullabies". CT Indie. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 

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