Chamber Band
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Chamber Band

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Rock Indie

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Apr
30
Chamber Band @ The Way Station

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Mar
06
Chamber Band @ Postcrypt Coffeehouse

New York City, New York, United States

New York City, New York, United States

Jan
31
Chamber Band @ Pete's Candy Store

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Music

Press


"“Seriously, if you haven’t already clicked on the link to their Bandcamp page and bought this, you need to do that right now.”"

“Seriously, if you haven’t already clicked on the link to their Bandcamp page and bought this, you need to do that right now.” - Chris Helton, Dorkland


""One of the sharpest bands to ever hit the scene.""

“One of the dangers with ‘nerd music’ is that the novelty of nerdy content sometimes outweighs the musicianship and universality of the songwriting. That’s not the case with Chamber Band. Musically, they’re one of the sharpest bands to ever hit the scene and, with tracks like “Lawful Neutral” and “Shapeshifter”, they strike powerful chords with fantasy roleplaying enthusiasts of every class.” - Cap Blackard, Nerdy Show


"Michael Ian Black"

"This is just weird enough to maybe be amazing." - Michael Ian Black - Twitter


""The only bards we've ever liked.""

"...the only bards we've ever liked."- Crit Juice.com, DnD podcast - Crit Juice, via Twitter


Discography

Deities, 2013
Funded via PledgeMusic. Songs about love and heartbreak set in the world of Dungeons & Dragons.

Careers, 2015 (not yet released)
Funded via Kickstarter. Songs inspired by the world of The Hunger Games. 

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Bio

With unchecked charisma and a near-mythical dedication to pouring every last ounce of themselves into their performances, Brooklyn mainstays Chamber Band have ascended to indie rock notoriety in a scene already notorious for being pretty far out there. 

Gorgeous guy-girl harmonies ascend over spirited beats and bass, then descend into agonized groans for love won and lost, all with enough magical underpinnings and references to geek arcana that you'll be knowingly nudging your dance partner between tunes. The perfect scene for music nerds (and nerd nerds) who, above all, just want to dance.

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History Check: 20. (whoa)

Every party has a starter town. Chamber Band's could easily be a number of places: Sarah Lawrence College, where three of its members first met and collaborated as undergraduates; the three-story art gallery slash artist residency in Greenpoint, Brooklyn where the first few beta versions of songs squeaked out onstage; or, perhaps the subterranean depths of Chinatown, where the band rehearsed (or played Settlers) on the regular, before being unceremoniously ejected by their landlord for a litany of noise complaints from the tenants above.

The adventure hook was simple enough: slam coffee, make songs. Make good songs. Nerd rock, a sonic Venn diagram that included acts as diverse as Kirby Krackle and Harry and the Potters, was entering its first renaissance, and the band was happy to inject themselves into that genre. With the 2013 debut of Deities, eleven sugary acoustic tunes about heartbreak, lovingly warped through the lens of Dungeons & Dragons, heads turned, and tilted. 

In 2014, with a small army suddenly singing their praises, the band debuted two new songs during a take-no-prisoners set on The Chris Gethard Show, then embarked on an ambitious national tour, the Twenty Sided Tour, hitting hobby shops, game stores, and small clubs on both coasts.  It was on this tour that the band opened for Nerdcore originators MC Frontalot, MC Lars, and Schaffer the Darklord, and also made their GenCon debut, sharing the same stage as nerd rock royalty The Doubleclicks and Sarah Donner.

In the fall of 2015, the band released and toured to support their sophomore album, Careers. The album, which took place in the world of the Hunger Games trilogy of novels, was a critical success. "One Headlight", a re-imagining of a song by The Wallflowers, was released on OxFam International's Summer Playlist.

2016 was the beginning of a new chapter for the band. They recorded their third album, Governor's Square, in southern California -- a welcome change of scenery for a decidedly east coast act. The band describes this upcoming album as a "massive departure from the tone of their first two albums, embracing a dreamy, acoustic sound that draws on acts like Fleet Foxes and Cat Stevens," while still staying true to the hooky, yet complex, musicality they're known and loved for.

Governor's Square is set to be released nationwide in February of 2017.


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