12 Desperate Straight Lines
Indie & Lo-Fi
When Telekinesis mastermind Michael Benjamin Lerner set out to record songs for the follow-up to his debut album Telekinesis!, he found himself with no band, a case of vertigo, and a wrecked van. The long-distance relationship that inspired his debut album's songs of wanderlust had ended, and Michael was inspired (by the heavy, fuzzy bass in Flin Flon's A-OK) to buy a bass guitar and again record with Chris Walla at Portland's Jackpot! Studios. The result is twelve new songs of heartache, anger, and even a little hopefulness.