Watch Telekinesis Revive a Record-Pressing Plant in 'Empathetic People' Video

Vinyl hasn't all gone the way of 3-D printing just yet

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"Every building has a face," Telekinesis frontman Michael Benjamin sings on "Empathetic People," a punchy standout from the Seattle fuzz-poppers' new album Dormarion, produced by Spoon's Jim Eno. In the song's freshly posted video, that building is an abandoned vinyl record-pressing factory, which Telekinesis put back to work while banging out their song. Director Patrick Stanton, who has also helmed videos for Gossip and Modest Mouse, told NPR the song "has such a great driving rhythm and a mysteriously dark feel that I knew it would be perfect for this visual concept." In an era when you can make a Radiohead record out of wood, or design a screws-free cassette for prisoners so they aren't stuck listening only to old Jagged Edge tapes, there's still no substitute for a proper vinyl pressing. Telekinesis play New York City's Bowery Ballroom tonight; we presume there will be records available.

Telekinesis tour dates:

May 9 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom %
May 10 - Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall %
May 11 - Montreal, QC Il @ Motore %
May 12 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern %
May 14 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop %
May 15 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall %
May 16 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon %
May 17 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry %
May 18 - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room %
May 20 - Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
May 21 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge %
May 22 - Nampa, ID @ Flying M Coffee
May 24 - George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival

% = w/ Deep Sea Diver

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