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Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Born from the ashes of the Indianapolis, Indiana-based hardcore unit Split Lip, this US band was formed in 1996 when David Moore (vocals/guitar), Adam Rubenstein (lead guitar), Clay Snyder (guitar), Curtis Mead (bass) and Charles Walker (drums) decided to change the title of the band to reflect the evolution of their music from its straight edge beginnings. The album Fate’s Got A Driver, had been released by Split Lip in 1995, but was remixed for its release the following year under the Chamberlain moniker. The record was largely overlooked upon its release but has since been credited as an important influence on the emerging Midwest emo scene, with Rubenstein’s complex riffing and Moore’s heartfelt lyrics of particular note.

The band’s follow-up, 1998’s The Moon’s My Saddle, was a major surprise, with a marked shift into classic rock territory that betrayed the influence of decidedly non-hardcore artists such as...

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