Water Monster Album Release

Water Monster Album Release


Sat · August 25, 2018

8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

Water Monster
Water Monster
Water Monster is the solo project of Spokane based multi-instrumentalist Max Harnishfeger. After many years collaborating as a songwriter, bassist and guitarist in multiple projects, Max branched out for the first time to explore a new kind of song creation process in 2014. Surrounded by synths, drum machines, bass, keys and anything else he can coax music out of, Max began to define the experimental soul project that is now Water Monster.

Since then Water Monster has released a debut EP called Survive The Night (2014), they’ve been selected as one of The Inlander’s Bands to Watch and have performed around the northwest at venues and festivals from The Bartlett in Spokane to The Tractor Tavern in Seattle and Fisherman’s Village Festival in Everett.

In 2018 Water Monster will release Tensus, an ambitious full length effort written, performed, engineered and mixed almost solely by Harnishfeger with electric guitar by Scott Ryan. Tensus shows personal growth for Water Monster as much as it shows a continued musical resolve to focus on captivating grooves, compelling vocal performance and a mastery of nearly every instrument at Max’s fingertips. Tensus is the latin word for tension, which is an apparent theme of the writing.

He describes this batch of songs as “a hymnal in my times of trouble” which have helped him embrace tension in life as a propelling force. “Moments of anxiety and discomfort have pushed me into some of the most blissful experiences of satisfaction I’ve ever known.”

The push and pull of life’s dynamics have now become a tangible landscape intertwined within these songs, the sounds and the human experience behind it all. Threaded inseparably together into a personal, meaningful journey of energetic songs that can move your body as much as your soul.
de-eem is Micah Luebben and Darby Meegan. They met in the winter of 2014 at a coffee shop in Washington state, and helped form a rock band with friends. That band dissolved when Darby moved to Spokane and Micah to Cannon Beach.

They reunited in early 2018 when Micah moved to Spokane, and soon started playing together as a duo.

With their laid back sound that touches on indie rock, neo-soul, and surf vibes, Micah’s unruly voice and guitar licks juxtapose well with Darby’s Hip-Hop inspired producing and synthesizer work.

de-eem is recording their first EP and planning shows throughout the summer to join the Spokane music scene.
Modular synthesis project by Chelsea Hendrickson.
Venue Information:
The Bartlett
228 W Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA, 99201