Chamberlin plays music in a secluded log cabin, high in the mountains of Goshen, VT (population 200). The cabin is surrounded by National Forest that can never be developed. When the band rehearses, they look out over a view that has not changed since one member’s father pieced the logs together in the late 1970s. There are no houses, no lights and no other people in sight. The seclusion allows for late night, whiskey-fueled rehearsals with close friends, fireworks, and grilled steaks with asparagus. On calmer days, plinking with rifles and long-winded backgammon games ensue.
Formed in the summer of 2010, Chamberlin recorded their debut album in Burlington, Vermont with producer Scott Tournet, who plays guitar for fellow Vermonters Grace Potter & The Nocturnals and Blues & Lasers. The record, Bitter Blood, will be out in 2011 on Roll Call Records/EMI.
What initially began as a solo project for singer/songwriter David McMillin gradually transformed into Fort Frances: a four-piece band whose debut album represents more than two years of drawing their own map for musical exploration. With an all-instruments-on-board approach to writing and recording, their heavily textured style introduces you to a band with a Beatles influence that shines through every note.
Produced by Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter, Langhorne Slim), The Atlas was recorded in a farmhouse in the middle of nowhere Maine. If you listen closely to the album, you will discover some of the hidden secrets of what it means to make a record: trumpets in the open New England air, lampshades substituted for drums, dog barks and a continuing directional thread that runs between each of its 10 songs. This show is an official release show for The Atlas. The band will play the record in its entirety.