The folk world has cabin fever. Bon Iver’s incubation period in his Wisconsin cabin may have caught on. Vermont Americana outfit Chamberlin have now coined the term “cabinize” as something entirely different.
In defining the term “CA-bin-IZE,” Chamberlin refers to the act of taking a song with unique, modern elements and strips it down at their cabin, showing the strength of the song at its core.”
Anyone who lived on planet earth in 2009 most likely heard at least one track from Passion Pit’s 2009 synth-pop record, Manners. Chamberlin chose to trade in the sampling and the children’s choir for an acoustic guitar on the record’s hit song “Little Secrets.”
For their next EP, the band has teamed up with us, Stetson Apparel and Roll Call Records to “let fans decide which songs they will “cabinize next. Anyone who votes will automatically receive a free download of the upcoming EP, a free copy of the band’s original single “Paper Crown” and a chance to win a Stetson sponsored prize pack—a shirt, pants and boots that are valued at $400.
Listeners have the opportunity to choose from the following pop-heavy songs, “Giving Up The Gun” by Vampire Weekend, “Go Outside” by Cults, “Feel The Love” by Cut Copy, “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster The People, “Norway” by Beach House, “Young Folks” by Peter Bjorn & John, “Deadbeat Summer” by Neon Indian or “Lost In The World” by Kanye West/Bon Iver.
Grab a free download of Chamberlin cabinizing “Little Secrets” exclusively in the player below.
Chamberlin also has a video for their cabinized take on “Little Secrets”. Check it out below.