Last fall Roll Call Records’ Chamberlin unveiled their five track covers EP, aptly titled Chamberlin Cabin Covers EP. Their latest effort finds the band adding their recognizably laid back flair to some of today’s most popular songs by: Passion Pit, Cults, Vampire Weekend, Kanye West/Bon Iver, Foster the People. Recorded this past summer in their cabin tucked away in Vermont, Chamberlin chose which songs to cover based on fan voting through their official website.
After releasing a cover of Passion Pit’s “Little Secrets” last winter as a bonus track to their debut Bitter Blood, the band noticed the glowing response from fans, and decided to “cabinize” (CA – bin – IZE (verb) – When Chamberlin takes a song with unique, modern elements and strips it down at their cabin, showing the strength of the song at its core. ) a few more of their favorite songs.
“Formed in the tiny town of Goshen, Vermont, Chamberlin plays a kind of wistful late-night Americana that could only come from a place where you can see the stars at night, clear as day.” – TIME OUT CHICAGO
“Vermont’s very own ‘it-band’”- POPMATTERS
“Chamberlin’s Vermont-rooted and self-proclaimed ‘cabinized’ take makes the song (Cults’ “Go Outside”) ever sweeter by dropping the original’s Jim Jones opening quote and upping the sincerity and musicianship: back-burning the strings and keys in order to highlight the bare vox.” – RCRD LBL
“Chamberlin has fun with the material but also respects the melodramatic heart of these modern rock tunes, singing them sweetly over arrangements that show off the underlying strengths of each. The EP is icing on the cake for Chamberlin, who put out one of the finest debut albums of 2011, Bitter Blood, produced by Scott Tournet of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.” – JAMBASE
“Written in a cabin located in the woods of Vermont, the album (Bitter Blood) has a down-to-earth, woodsy feel that is extremely accessible and familiar to everyone. Produced by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals’ guitarist, Scott Tournet, the album is an expert blend of acoustic and electric textures that harbor some likeness to My Morning Jacket and Grace Potter thus instantly grabbing the listener’s attention.” – NO DEPRESSION
“The band’s mixture of Americana and Southern rock sentiments remind me of Band of Horses and My Morning Jacket But the band also has an anthematic arena rock feel that is reminiscent of Arcade Fire with a stronger country twang…the song writing is crisp and catchy and everything is so well executed that it is nearly impossible to not like.” – SURVIVNG THE GOLDEN AGE