This is a past event.

Portugal. The Man, Telekinesis, Brainstorm 

When: Fri., April 29, 9 p.m. 2011
Price: $17.50
Seattle's Telekinesis make some of the brightest, most ebullient indie pop coming out of the Pacific Northwest, and have been on a major upswing since signing to Merge Records, who released 2009's self-titled debut, and the new 12 Desperate Straight Lines. Spearheaded by multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Michael Benjamin Lerner, the lineup has changed many times, but now Lerner has found a solid running mate with former Blood Brother Cody Votolato. On 12 Desperate Straight Lines, Telekinesis crunched up their sound a bit, drawing influence from the darker contours of the Cure's The Head on the Door while still engaging in power-pop hooks and effusive indie rock stylings à la Death Cab for Cutie (DCFC's Chris Walla produced both Telekinesis records). Lerner isn't as smitten as he was on his debut, which was largely written while in a cross-country long-distance relationship. But for all of Lerner's slight bitterness and hopelessness that comes across on 12 Desperate Straight Lines, he still has a way of making you fall in love, all over again. TRAVIS RITTER

Reviews/comments (0)

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review


Roll over stars and click to rate.

All contents © Index Newspapers, LLC

115 SW Ash St. Suite 600
Portland, OR 97204

Contact Info | Privacy Policy | Production Guidelines | Terms of Use | Takedown Policy