Arctic Rodeo Recordings release 25th anniversary of Chamberlain’s Fate’s Got a Driver
There are certain records that change your life as a music fan forever. For many, including Frederic of Arctic Rodeo Recordings, one of these records is and always will be Fate’s Got A Driver. When Split Lip (later renamed Chamberlain) released this in 1995, they knew right away it was going to turn the punk/hardcore scene upside down. The re-release of Fate’s Got A Driver in 1996 underlined the new direction of the band, from now on called Chamberlain.
“Fate’s Got A Driver was inarguably the record that set Chamberlain on its ever-winding path, and where we found our collective voice while still incredibly young,” guitarist Adam Rubenstein says. “I still remember so much youthful naivety — driving through the night to arrive and seeking inspiration from the gravesite of James Dean, David straining his voice so hard that his arms went numb, all of us cackling kids being kicked out of the control room more than once. We were balancing school, different lives, and always on the cusp of calling it quits.
“It’s miraculous we mustered these eight songs that have somehow stood the test of time,” he adds.
After having released the band’s latest studio album, Red Weather, in 2020, Arctic Rodeo Records presents a limited anniversary edition of Fate’s Got a Driver on vinyl.
“We’re thrilled to see it finally back in print”, Rubenstein continues. “Listening back still summons these fond recollections, and we’re honored that after 25 years it also invokes joyful memories for so many others.”
01. Her Side of Sundown
02. Street Singer
03. Yellow Like Gold
04. Five Year Diary
06. Surrendering the Ghost
07. Drums and Shotguns
08. The Simple Life
09. Talking About a Revolution
12. Magnetic 62nd (Live in London)
The 25th anniversary edition of Fate’s Got A Driver is now available as a limited-edition LP on colored wax, including four bonus tracks and coming with a 16-page booklet, all housed in an embossed gatefold jacket with a die-cut front. 200 copies are pressed on red/black/white marbled vinyl and are exclusively available from Arctic Rodeo only. 300 copies are pressed on clear/blue/white marbled vinyl. 500 copies are pressed on yellow/orange/red marbled vinyl.