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Telekinesis.

Telekinesis artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Studio Sessions

Telekinesis.

August 7, 2013 Hear four summery tracks from the power-pop multi-instrumentalist's latest album, Dormarion.

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Telekinesis recently performed on World Cafe.

April 6, 2011 Hear Telekinesis perform songs from its new album, 12 Desperate Straight Lines, plus a new song.

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Telekinesis; credit: Coburn Dukehart/NPR

September 21, 2009 Reduced to a duo for this charming session in the NPR Music offices, Telekinesis is all heart.

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May 12, 2009 Michael Benjamin Lerner's buoyant melodies sparkled as he pounded on the drums at KEXP.

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Discover Songs

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January 11, 2011 All Songs Considered previews some of the winter's most anticipated new albums.

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December 14, 2009 All Songs Considered looks at the best new bands, best songs, biggest surprises and more from 2009.

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Telekinesis' Michael Lerner; credit: Jenny Jimenez

October 15, 2009 In "Coast of Carolina," Telekinesis' Michael Lerner transcends the limitations of the one-man band.

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Reviews

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January 11, 2011 All Songs Considered previews some of the winter's most anticipated new albums.

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Telekinesis' Michael Lerner; credit: Jenny Jimenez

October 15, 2009 In "Coast of Carolina," Telekinesis' Michael Lerner transcends the limitations of the one-man band.

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More Stories

The Flaming Lips put out Robin Hilton's favorite album of the year. Son Lux, Telekinesis, James Blake, Foxygen, and many, many other artists and bands also released Robin's number one album of the year.

December 16, 2013 The co-host for NPR Music's All Songs Considered shares the albums he returned to the most in 2013.

Scene from the Telekinesis video "Empathetic People."

May 8, 2013 A video by the Seattle group highlights a format that keeps music tethered to the physical world.

Telekinesis' new album, Dormarion, comes out April 2.

March 24, 2013 Telekinesis' concise pop-rock nuggets radiate warmth, with messy emotions that make them feel human.

Noise-rock band KEN mode pummeling Red 7 at SXSW 2013.

March 16, 2013 Our team in Austin gets a little punchy but still experiences moments of sincere and genuine bliss.

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Cover art for Ted Nugent's Weekend Warriors.

November 28, 2012 All Songs Considered co-host Robin Hilton answers listener mail about overplayed music and more.

Clockwise from top: Seryn, Sam Phillips, Adam Arcuragi, Michael Benjamin Lerner of the band Telekinesis.

November 20, 2012 Bob and Robin look at amazing bands that haven't found the audience they deserve.

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Five Eight giving yet another one of its many memorable live performances.

October 29, 2012 Weigh-in on the latest question circulating our office.

Michael Benjamin Lerner, drummer and lead singer for the band Telekinesis, performing live at Austin City Limits.

May 4, 2012 Michael Benjamin Lerner, drummer and singer for the band Telekinesis, offers this week's quiz.

St. Vincent covers Big Black's "Kerosene" live at The Bowery Ballroom in NYC.

December 13, 2011 Hear five cover songs that honor the past while translating familiar sounds into something new.

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July 18, 2011 Hear the band cover "On a Plain" on Newermind, Spin magazine's track-by-track tribute to Nevermind.

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Michael Benjamin Lerner of Telekinesis.

January 30, 2011 Telekinesis can make darkness feel like sunshine. Hear the band's new album in its entirety.

Michael Benjamin Lerner, the only permanent member of Telekinesis.

January 10, 2011 Hear a sneak preview of the upcoming new album from the band Telekinesis.

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  • Album: Telekinesis!
  • Artist: Telekinesis
  • Label: Merge
  • Released: 2009