Telekinesis announces new LP ‘Ad Infinitum’

Telekinesis announces new LP 'Ad Infinitum' will be available September 18 on Merge Records.

Telekinesis have announced their new full-length Ad Infinitum, will be released on September 18th via Merge Records. The band will hit the road with Say Hi ON October 1 in Bellingham, WA with a late January UK/EU tour in the works. Earlier today, Telekinesis shared the album trailer featuring Lerner’s vast array of synthesizers and drum machines used to create the songs on the album.

From Merge Records: When it came time to make the fourth Telekinesis album, drummer/songwriter/principal architect Michael Lerner found himself in a predicament. In just under five years, he had released three records—Telekinesis! (2009), 12 Desperate Straight Lines (2011), and Dormarion (2013)—each more ambitious than the last. He had toured all over the world, shared stages with numerous bands. Newly married and happily ensconced in the home studio he’d assembled in his West Seattle basement, Lerner found himself asking the question that has haunted modestly successful bands down the ages: What do you do after the rock and roll dreams you had when you were 19 have come true?

“I went down to the basement,” Lerner recalls, “and started playing the same chords I always play… I just felt like I’d exhausted everything I knew. I was not excited at all. I just could not make another power-pop album.”

In the movie version of the story, Lerner would stumble on his way down the stairs, hit his head, and wake up in 1983, and the only way he could get back to the present day would be to make a record using available instruments. Then he’d wake in 2015 to discover he’d been in his basement studio all along. And the record he’d made in that strange dream state would turn out to be Ad Infinitum.

Telekinesis on tour:

Oct 01 Bellingham, WA – The Shakedown
Oct 02 Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
Oct 03 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Oct 05 Arcata, CA – Humboldt Brews
Oct 06 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Oct 07 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Oct 09 San Diego, CA – Casbah
Oct 10 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
Oct 12 Dallas, TX – Three Links
Oct 13 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Studio
Oct 14 Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ (Indoor)
Oct 16 Nashville, TN – The Stone Fox
Oct 17 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
Oct 18 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room
Oct 19 Washington, DC – Black Cat
Oct 20 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Oct 21 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Oct 23 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Oct 24 Montreal, QC – Divan Orange
Oct 25 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
Oct 27 Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
Oct 28 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
Oct 29 Madison, WI – The Frequency
Oct 30 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry
Oct 31 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
Nov 02 Denver, CO – Hi Dive
Nov 03 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
Nov 05 Nampa, ID – Flying M Coffee
Nov 06 Spokane, WA – The Bartlett
Nov 07 Seattle, WA – Neumos

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