Music: Telekinesis kiss awkwardly

Posted by Dan July 29th, 2009 at 12:09pm In Music Videos

Seattle-based power pop band Telekinesis is essentially just Michael Benjamin Lerner.  He played all the instruments and wrote all the songs on their self-titled debut. They’re pretty fun live, especially watching Lerner play intricate drum parts while handling all lead vocal duties.

But the vibe on the whole album is much more fun-loving than some sort of bedroom dirge-collection.  I tend to like the more straightforward rock tracks on the album (Foreign Room, Coast of Carolina), but they’ve made a video for one of the more mellow tracks on the album — the 50s-inspired, piano-driven “Awkward Kisser.”

The video is essentially an homage to Lars and the Real Girl (I’ll just say homage as opposed to clone), with Lerner strolling around the park with a euro-chic mannequin. It’s cute, as Lerner sort of seems like the nebbishy type who could try to pass off a plastic girlfriend.


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