Chamberlain was an indie rock band from Indianapolis & Bloomington, Indiana, previously having been known as Split Lip, they changed their name and their general sound away from hardcore punk in 1996.
The band released Fate’s Got A Driver in 1996, toured the US and Europe and took time out to record a new demo. After appearing at numerous major label events, the band were due to sign for Revolution Records, an imprint of Warner Music Group, but a signing freeze just before putting pen to paper thwarted them.
The band returned to the studio in 1998 to record their sophomore album for Doghouse Records, The Moon My Saddle. After several line-up changes which saw Clay Snyder, Curtis Mead and Charlie Walker leave the band, the group promptly broke-up. Their third album, Exit 263, a collection of uncompleted songs, was released independently in 2000 through the band’s management company.
The double CD retrospective, Five-Year Diary (which is also the name of a song from Fate’s Got A Driver) was released independently in 2002. The album features live tracks and old demo recordings.
The band is playing shows in July 2010 with the Gaslight Anthem and Tim Barry. They are also releasing new material, including a new version of “The South Has Spoiled Me” (originally from their split with Old Pike) featuring vocals by Brian Fallon of Gaslight Anthem. The new EP is available at http://chamberlain.bandcamp.com/album/raise-it-high