Posts Tagged ‘Telekinesis’
There’s nothing like juxtaposition to get me hooked on a song and Seattle-based band Telekinesis fronted by the talented Michael Benjamin Lerner always does a great job writing power pop songs that have darker meanings deep within. Placing himself somewhere between the audacity of Cee-Lo Green‘s “Fuck You” and the melodrama of Jens Lekman‘s “The End of The World Is Bigger Than Love,” Telekinesis is also going to go with the formula which worked on their debut album on the sophomore effort titled 12 Desperate Straight Lines.
The chunky, buzzed pop is perhaps not as geeky as Rivers Cuomo’s lyrical content but there is enough in lyrics such as “Will I die alone?/You know, I’m so concerned/You know, I’m so confused/Like a lost child, a little lost child” that make it hard to believe a song such as “Car Crash” sounds as peppy as it does. Even after a literal car crash (his van) along with some temporary vertigo, the excitement in regards to the upcoming album–which is slated for release on February 15th via Merge Records–is one swarm of hype I’m willing to stay enveloped in. As the title vaguely hints, we’ll be getting 12 more great tunes.
Check the tune from Telekinesis’ upcoming album out below!