Skip to main content

Sunday Solo Band (Sunday Shuffle #379)

Telekinesis is a band that's really a solo artist, Michael Benjamin Lerner. I first heard of him/them before the debut album came out in 2009. KEXP was playing one or two songs off Telekinesis! and I dug them. He/they are also on Merge Records, which usually means the music is quality. The first two albums are power pop goodness and the third stays in that territory but starts to incorporate some new sounds. Telekinesis just released their/his fourth album, Ad Infinitum, on Friday, and there are a lot of synthesizers and drum machines. This is not a problem because the music is great. Anyway, I've only heard the full album twice so far (once via NPR's First Listen and once via Spotify) and purchased it a few minutes ago so I could feature it and the band this morning. If you're not familiar with the music, I highly recommend checking it out.

1. 50 Ways (32) - from 12 Straight Desperate Lines
2. Towns Chapel (8) - bonus track from Domarion
3. Gotta Get It Right Now (26) - from 12 Straight Desperate Lines
4. Palm Of Your Hand (22) - from 12 Straight Desperate Lines
5. Non-Toxic (8) - from Parallel Seismic Conspiracies
6. Island #4 (15) - from Domarion
7. Sylvia (1) - from Ad Infinitum
8. I Got You (22) - from 12 Straight Desperate Lines
9. In a Future World (1) - from Ad Infinitum
10. Look To The East (19) - from Telekinesis!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Sunday Shuffle #413

Summer is here and I'm happy that it is. Jill finished school this week, but Grant and I have to go through Friday. I have the week off from my TTT course, so I'm going to catch up on some reading and TV. There was baseball I could watch yesterday and I can watch some again today, so you can bet I'll be doing that. Few things bring me joy more than baseball and a book in my lap for between innings.

Here's today's ten...

1. I 4 U & U 4 Me (Home Demo)/The Decemberists (15) - last played on 8/19/15
2. Part One/Band of Horses (6) - last played on 5/7/16
3. Shame Chamber/Kurt Vile (5) - last played on 7/23/15
4. In the Eyes of My Friends/Sugar (2) - last played on 10/5/14
5. I Could Have Done This Myself/Lightspeed Champion (4) - last played on 9/1/14
6. Nonstop Disco Powerpack/The Beastie Boys (10) - 5/15/16
7. Mountain/Lucero (7) - last played on 4/29/12
8. Evergreen/Matthew Sweet (1) - played countless times on CD
9. The Sleeping Beauty/American Music Club (4) - …

Sunday Shuffle #468

I have a busy day ahead, so I'm just going to get right to today's ten...

1. AT&T/Pavement (14) - last played on 7/24/16
2. Streetlights/Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (11) - last played on 3/15/17
3. The Government Darling/Spoon (12) - last played on 3/11/17
4. See My Way/Nude Beach (27) - last played on 9/27/17
5. Beach Baby/Bon Iver (4) - last played on 3/13/15
6. Radio/Teenage Fanclub (10) - last played on 10/15/16
7. With Or Without You/U2 (9) - last played on 12/18/16
8. Keep On Running/The Smithereens (11) - last played on 11/2/14
9. St. Apollonia/Beirut (5) - last played on 2/21/16
10. Got To Get You Into My Life/The Beatles (11) - last played on 1/29/17

Sunday Shuffle #469

It's the middle of October and the middle of a 3-day weekend. I was trying to think of a way to have today's shuffle be the middle of the songs somehow, but decided it was more work than I wanted to do. So instead, let's just get to today's ten...

1. Saint John/Cold War Kids (3) - last played on 6/19/11
2. Last Night In Town/The Twilight Singers (10) - last played on 2/12/17
3. Cobra Tattoo/The Mountain Goats (4) - last played on 2/21/16
4. Stick Together/Eels (17) - last played on 8/20/17
5. They Killed John Henry/Justin Townes Earle (3) - last played on 1/27/13
6. The Ambassador/The Hold Steady (8) - last played on 9/24/17
7. Ghosts of Syllables/Admiral Radley (8) - last played on 8/7/16
8. Feud/Band Of Horses (16) - last played on 6/9/16
9. Flowing/Teenage Fanclub (16) - last played on 10/1/17
10. Two Of Us/The Beatles (4) - last played on 5/12/13