Michael Benjamin Lerner is the face behind the indie-rock-meets-power-pop project Telekinesis. Based in Seattle, Washington, Lerner signed to Merge Records in 2009 where he released his debut album, Telekinesis!, April of that year. Chris Walla of Death Cab For Cutie helped to mix, produce and engineer the album that was recorded in September of 2008.
Telekinesis just finished up touring in support of their sophomore album, 12 Desperate Straight Lines. They recently premiered a new video for “Please Ask For Help” from the album, which features a group of awkward-looking people with paper-mâché heads, but you can check that out for yourself on Vevo. The group will tour alongside Portugal The Man starting late April and lasting into early June.
Watch a live performance of “Please Ask For Help” from Seattle based tastemaker radio station KEXP below: