Telemonster Album Release Show with Elk Milk & Psychic Dungeon

Dates: February 2, 2019

Over the last 4 years, Telemonster has produced 8 kids and 1 record. The record, titled Introspecter (Part 1), comes from this particular place in life – a place where you carry toddlers more than guitar cases; where you play hide ’n’ seek more than you play shows; where music is made from 9:00 pm to 2:00 am because everyone else has gone to bed. The album premiered November 2nd on bandcamp.com, but the show at Songbirds celebrates its full release across all platforms (coming to your favorite music library January 25th).

The band was formed by cousins Ben VanderHart (guitar/vocals) and Josh Barrett (drums) in 2010 after moving to Chattanooga, TN from their respective hometowns in Iowa and New Mexico. Along with bassist John-Michael Forman and pianist Dave Hess, Telemonster released an eponymous EP in 2011 and quickly followed up with 2012’s self-released A Girl I Knew. Since then, they have been writing and recording amidst the disarray of having kids, building a studio, starting a record label, teaching economics, making pottery, and otherwise enjoying a quiet life. Introspecter (implying both “one who looks inward” and “a ghost within”) explores the darker side of human nature within this unassuming context. Against the backdrop of workaday life, it grapples with those insidious impulses that most of us hide or perhaps refuse to acknowledge altogether.

Telemonster Album Release Show with Elk Milk & Psychic Dungeon
  • 41 Station Street
  • Chattanooga, TN 37408
  • to
  • Songbirds South Stage
  • $