Telekinesis premiered their new track “Ghosts And Creatures” off the forthcoming Dormarion earlier this week on Stereogum, and I caught the post after main member Michael Lerner’s sister posted the link on a well known social network. The first thing I picked up in their premiere is that the album was produced by Spoon’s Jim Eno. That’s connection number two I have to this album.
Honestly, neither of those items matter.
“Ghosts And Creatures” is a song that will absolutely floor you. It’s emotive and spacious, atmospheric and mystical. This isn’t the Telekinesis and Michael Lerner I remember from 2011’s 12 Desperate Straight Lines or from 2009’s debut Telekinesis!. The song begins with a dreamy synth and expands with one heavily dosed with buzz and fuzz. Subtly in the background is a heartfelt piano. The chorus drops in an expansive guitar riff.
I love this new direction and can’t wait to hear Dormarion in full. If “Ghosts And Creatures” is anything like the rest of the album, we’re in for a major treat!
The album hits April 2, and check this: pre-orders made here come with a limited edition flexi while supplies last! Check out the tune below and drop down for tour dates.
Telekinesis will hit the road in April in support of Dormarion. While, unfortunately, no Seattle/Bellingham dates have been announced, I’m hoping that’ll change as the time nears. Full list of dates below, reposted courtesy Stereogum:
4/21 – Portland OR, @ Doug Fir Lounge
4/24 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
4/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
4/26 – Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar
4/27 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
4/28 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
4/30 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
5/01 – Denton, TX @ Dan’s Silverleaf
5/03 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
5/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
5/05 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
5/06 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage
5/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
5/09 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
5/10 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
5/11 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
5/12 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
5/14 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
5/15 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
5/16 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
5/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
5/18 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
5/20 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
5/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge