Published on February 4th, 2011 | by Diego Heineken0
Telekinesis â€” 12 Desperate Straight Lines
Calling the album title a drug reference says less about the album than it does about the reviewer. There’s nothing desperate about this album. What a nice record. A bit too nice for my tastes. But, nice.
Telekinesis comes off as a child of the Shin-Pheon-Death Cab For Cutie family. An attractive, blue eyed blond boy that can’t stop smiling. You will like this album and your friends will like this album. I hear what you’re saying, If you’re telling me I will like this album, then NO! I won’t like it!” – Yes, you’re exactly right. Only because you’re that type of person.
The tones are golden. It’s indie nice.
SMS Ed. Note: The 2nd full length by Michael Benjamin Lerner (aka Telekinesis) is due out on Merge Records, February 15th, 2011. Listen to it now at NPR, click here. Though we agree with our writer’s comments about the record being ‘nice,’ we’d also like to add that fans of the Garden State Soundtrack, synth 80s pop hits & 70s Power Pop bands will most likely love this record. If that’s your thing. Cheers.