Face hurts from smiling through the @_TELEKINESIS show at Doug Fir. Lerner, Narducy & Votolato raise the bar for power trios everywhere. WOWSo I took a listen to Telekinesis' latest, 12 Desperate Straight Lines and wow, how have I missed this group before? Actually, the brainchild of one Michael Benjamin Lerner and full of great snappy songs, with a somewhat desperate set of lyics - a favorite combo of mine. Here's the cut from their latest, found on the Spin Magazine March downloads, which is unfortunately only on iTunes, but a buddy grabbed the songs for me:
And from their first album:
I Saw Lightning
You can stream it for a limited time on the Merge Records site. Good stuff.