Chamberlain_photo_klein The roots of Chamberlain are planted in the Indianapolis band Split Lip, a juggernaut of the Midwestern hardcore scene between 1991 and 1995. Signed to Doghouse Records when its members were scarcely able to drive, Split Lip (singer David Moore, guitarists Adam Rubenstein and Clay Snyder, bassist Curtis Mead and drummer Charles Walker) released the now impossible-to-find “Soulkill” single in 1992, followed by its debut album “For the Love of the Wounded” in 1993.

The band gained a sizeable following via constant touring, and through Doghouse’s strong European distribution ties, established an overseas fan base that would allow for a successful 1996 European visit. When Rubenstein began college at Indiana University in 1995, his bandmates moved south from Indianapolis to Bloomington and continued working on new material. “Fate’s Got A Driver” was released in 1995 and supported with a lengthy U.S. tour, but the band opted to change its name to Chamberlain as its music began to mature beyond the hardcore leanings of its younger days. A short-lived distribution deal with English label For All the Right Reasons followed. Before the band had split up, the last regular album “The Moon My Saddle” was released in 1998. Later on, rarities and unreleased tracks had been made public on the albums “Exit 263” and “Five-Year Diary”.

Arctíc Rodeo releases:
CHAMBERLAIN – “Raise It High E.P.” – vinyl 7″ (arr020)