Telekinesis, 'Telekinesis!' (Merge)

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by Jason Gross

Seattle's Michael Benjamin Lerner is a one-man band that doesn't come off like one, mainly because as a drummer who plays guitar (like Dave Grohl) he has a sharper rhythmic sense than guitarists who try to play drums. On this debut, Lerner's gorgeous vocals, sunny melodies, and catchy choruses sound like a Fab Four fantasy trip as he logs extensive mileage in a breezy rush of crisscrossing travelogue songs. He races along the sunny "Coast of Carolina" to bullet trains in "Tokyo" to a wistful outing in the "Great Lakes." Matthew Sweet wishes he still had power-pop mojo like this.

Listen: Telekinesis, "I Saw Lightning"

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