Locals Only Artist Of The Month: Telekinesis

February 1, 2019

Photo by Rachel Demy

Back in November it was announced that a new Telekinesis album was on the way. Merge records announced that on February 22nd Seattle band, Telekinesis will be releasing their fifth full length album. The album is titled Effluxion and is the first release from Telekinesis since 2015's Ad Infinitum. 

At the time this announcement was made it was accompanied by the single, Set A Course.

The first single gave us plenty to be excited about, but then Telekinesis went next level with the release of the very good new song, Cut The Quick just a couple of weeks ago.

I cannot stop listening to these tracks and am just over here counting down the days till Effluxion is released on 2/22. Another important date to mark on your calendar is 5/3, that's when the next Telekinesis live show happens over at Neumos. That is going to be a good one.

The new Telekinesis album Effluxion (from the Latin term meaning “to flow”) captures the spirit in which the album was made: hooks flow in, hooks flow out. Ten years into what will be a long career destined to be studied and mined the way he studies and mines those of the bands he loves, Telekinesis principal Michael Benjamin Lerner is as much a medium of power pop as a manufacturer. 

While any song off Effluxion could be used as an example of this prowess, Lerner is most excited about “Cut the Quick,” which premiered this morning on NPR’s All Songs Considered. It is accompanied by a new Kayhl Cooper-directed music video, which was shot in Manhattan and stars Lerner as he attempts to channel a mysterious spirit.