Michael Benjamin Lerner, the man behind the curtain of Seattle indie-rock group Telekinesis is set to release his third LP Dormarion sometime in the coming months on Merge. Dormarion was produced by Spoon sticksman Jim Eno and will be a follow-up to 2011's generally well-received 12 Desperate Straight Lines. Leading cut 'Ghosts and Creatures' is an impeccable amalgam of shambling percussion, Calvin Harris-y keys and a penitent gloss, only exacerbated by the pained yowling of Mr. Lerner himself. It's beautifully static and dependably huge, and possesses all the hallmarks of an indie anthem. Listen to it below.

Telekinesis are also heading off on a major North American tour this Spring, stopping off in many cities in his trek across the US and Canada. He'll be touring with a backing band to fill out the sound, which includes Wild Flag's very own Rebecca Cole. Check out the dates below.

  • Tour Dates:
  • 04/21 – Portland OR, - Doug Fir Lounge
  • 04/24 – San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill
  • 04/25 – Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
  • 04/26 – Long Beach, CA - Alex’s Bar
  • 04/27 – San Diego, CA - Casbah
  • 04/28 – Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
  • 04/30 – Austin, TX - The Parish
  • 05/01 – Denton, TX - Dan’s Silverleaf
  • 05/03 – Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree
  • 05/04 – Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
  • 05/05 – Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
  • 05/06 – Washington, DC - Black Cat Backstage
  • 05/07 – Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
  • 05/09 – New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
  • 05/10 – Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
  • 05/11 – Montreal, QC - Il Motore
  • 05/12 – Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
  • 05/14 – Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
  • 05/15 – Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
  • 05/16 – Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
  • 05/17 – Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
  • 05/18 – Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
  • 05/20 – Denver, CO - Hi Dive
  • 05/21 – Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge