Today, Telekinesis shared the new video for “In a Future World” from Ad Infinitum which will be in stores on September 18. Featuring an astronaut finding his way in a foreign land, the video conveys a sense of adventure and longing for connection felt by explorers everywhere. The A.V. Club premiered the video describing Ad Infinitum as “full of delightfully dated synth sounds, like a bleep-bloopier version of the same pop genius [Michael Benjamin Lerner]’s been doing for years.”
Don’t miss Telekinesis on the road with Say Hi beginning October 1. Ad Infinitum is available for pre-order now on CD and limited-edition snow-white vinyl in the Merge store, and digitally via iTunes. All LP purchases will include three bonus tracks as a download.
Director Justin Lapriore’s statement about the video:
We met. We drank ample amounts of bourbon, which is fitting. There are things that get better with age: ’60s space lore, my dad’s dented stainless suitcase, the foggy memory of movies from our formative years, and bourbon.
Michael’s studio was a spaghetti-mess of wires, knobs, and analog synths. A beautifully organized dichotomy. Old machines making the sounds of the future. Let’s shoot for something like that. We were going to completely trust this video to the jumpy, glitchy uncertainty of film and a garage sale camera.
I watched Michael tweak countless knobs and reroute patch cables, searching for the sound of Ad Infinitum. Let’s put a spaceman in the woods, the beach, the car. Let’s have him looking for something. It was a simple, appropriate concept. Uncharted sonic moon beaches. Better bring your helmet.
Space travel is lonely. Always seeking the sound of anything familiar. Twisting knobs and punching keys, locking in coordinates for a forest or lookout point. Like metaphoric moon boots in the Pacific, only some of this is true, and none of it matters, because in a future world, there’s nothing to say.
Telekinesis on tour:
Oct 01 Bellingham, WA – The Shakedown
Oct 02 Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
Oct 03 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Oct 05 Arcata, CA – Humboldt Brews
Oct 06 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Oct 07 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Oct 09 San Diego, CA – Casbah
Oct 10 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
Oct 12 Dallas, TX – Three Links
Oct 13 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Studio
Oct 14 Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ (Indoor)
Oct 16 Nashville, TN – The Stone Fox
Oct 17 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
Oct 18 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room
Oct 19 Washington, DC – Black Cat
Oct 20 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Oct 21 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Oct 23 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Oct 24 Montreal, QC – Divan Orange
Oct 25 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
Oct 27 Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
Oct 28 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
Oct 29 Madison, WI – The Frequency
Oct 30 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry
Oct 31 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
Nov 02 Denver, CO – Hi Dive
Nov 03 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
Nov 05 Nampa, ID – Flying M Coffee
Nov 06 Spokane, WA – The Bartlett
Nov 07 Seattle, WA – Neumos