Telekinesis - Set a Course

Song of the Day
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Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is "Set a Course" by Telekinesis, from the 2019 album Effluxion on Merge Records.
WRITTEN BY JASMINE ALBERTSON
PHOTO BY Melissa Wax

Telekinesis (the project of Seattle-based singer/songwriter/drummer Michael Benjamin Lerner) is releasing a new album, Effluxion, on February 22 via Merge. Our Song of the Day is the record’s lead single “Set a Course.” The song starts as an easy strummer featuring gentle harmonies but builds into a driving rocker.

Effluxion comes from the Latin term meaning "to flow” and is Telekinesis' fifth album, following up 2015's Ad Infinitum. While on previous albums he worked with Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla and Spoon's Jim Eno as producers, Lerner self-produced Effluxion, recording it in his basement home studio and playing every instrument. The album was influenced by his time in 2017 as a touring member of Teenage Fanclub, leading him to a more back-to-basics sound as opposed to the drum machine-led Ad Infinitum.

Watch Telekinesis’ KEXP in-studio performance from 2015 below.

 

 

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