Film At 11: Telekinesis

To give fans a taste of what to expect on its national tour, Seattle’s Telekinesis has released a video for “Dirty Thing,” off the new Parallel Seismic Conspiracies (Merge). The EP is a precursor to its full-length record set to drop in 2011. The video, combined with the simple, catchy, Spoon-like chords and drums, incite an urge to embark on a cross-country road trip. Lead singer and percussionist Michael Benjamin Lerner impresses with his coordination, whipping arms belying his smooth, Ben Gibbard vocals. “Dirty Thing,” like most other Telekinesis pieces, is like a donut hole: It takes two seconds to consume and leaves you wanting to eat the whole box.