Telemonster will be celebrating the release of their new record, " A Girl I Knew", with a live performance of songs from the new album, Camp House coffee and beer, and freshly-pressed CD's.
Stories of a Madman
Telemonster was originally formed by cousins Ben Vander Hart and Josh Barrett in 2010 after moving to Chattanooga, TN from their respective hometowns in Iowa and New Mexico. They were joined by college roommate, John-Michael Forman on bass and performed as a trio for nearly half a year. Soon after school, they produced a three-track EP which was well-received by audiences in the Chattanooga area. Peter Griffis joined the band in 2011 with contributions on guitar and viola, and by the end of the year, they had added classically trained pianist, Dave Hess to the lineup.
While they are often compared to acts like Modest Mouse, The Shins, and The National, Telemonster cites a broad range of influences including Miles Davis, Animal Collective, Radiohead, and Tchaikovsky. The end result is a cerebral approach to pop rock that aims to puzzle expectations and please the ear.