Telekinesis completes the “Effluxion trifecta” with new video.
New album, Effluxion
on Merge Records
Michael Benjamin Lerner is on the road in the US with the Telekinesis band on his first tour since February’s release of Effluxion, and today he’s sharing his third collaboration with director Kayhl Cooper, this time for the album’s opening title track. Read more on Brooklyn Vegan, and watch it below:
The poignant visual completes a trifecta of sorts between Lerner and Cooper, beginning with the “Cut the Quick” music video starring Lerner himself, followed by “A Place in the Sun” where Cooper filmed two dozen people reacting to hearing the song for the first time.
Effluxion is, in the purest way, a back-to-basics album—not just in its reaffirmation of the sound and style that made Lerner an indie wunderkind a decade ago at age 22, but in the way it was created. Using the same now-discontinued MacBook microphone he used to record his earliest tracks, he holed up in the basement of his West Seattle home and put the album together piece by piece over the past two years, playing every instrument
Listen to Effluxion in full now, an album the A.V. Club calls “a wickedly catchy, achingly gorgeous album that evinces a deluge of raw and unfettered human feelings.”
Pick up your copy on CD, LP, and mint green Peak Vinyl in the Merge store.