There are certain records that change your life as a music fan forever. For us, one of these records is and always will be Fate’s Got A Driver. When Split Lip released this in 1995, we 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 8 songs that have somehow stood the test of time."
25 years later, Arctic Rodeo is honored to announce the release of a limited anniversary edition of this milestone album 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."
The 25th anniversary edition of Fate’s Got A Driver will be out December 10 and is now available for pre-order. It will be out as a limited edition LP on colored wax, including 4 bonus tracks and coming with a 16 page booklet, all housed in an embossed gatefold jacket with a die-cut front. 200 copies will be pressed on red/black/white marbled vinyl and are exclusively available from Arctic Rodeo only. 300 copies will be pressed on clear/blue/white marbled vinyl. 500 copies will be pre pressed on yellow/orange/red marbled vinyl.