Song of the Day: Telekinesis - In a Future World

Local Music, Song of the Day
07/24/2015
Geran Landen

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “In a Future World” by Telekinesis from the forthcoming album Ad Infinitum, due September 18th on Merge Records.

Telekinesis - In A Future World (MP3)

After feeling uninspired at the beginning of the recording process, it is no surprise that Michael Benjamin Lerner is titling his newest Telekinesis album Ad Infinitum. Even more fitting, is the fact that he released the song "In A Future World" along with the album announcement. The track, which showcases an arsenal of rich synths and stepping drums dancing through church bell chimes, clearly shows that Lerner found his new inspiration in the synths and sounds of the 80's. It is definitely a new approach for Telekinesis, but not one that distorts the great pop-sensibilities Lerner has perfected over his career. Instead, if anything, they are enhanced; giving new life to the Telekinesis sound without distorting it.

You'll have to wait until September 18th to find Ad Infinitum in record stores. After that, you can see Telekinesis when they hit the road with Say Hi beginning October 1st in Bellingham, WA, an then touring more frequently after that. Until then, keep up with Telekinesis on Facebook and the band's website, and check out Lerner's recent performance for KEXP during our Hood-to-Hood West Seattle Day below:

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