The Chambermaids

Siblings Neil and Martha Weir formed the band (under the name the Shut-Ins) in 2003 in Minneapolis with a drum machine. They cut five demos and began playing shows in the Twin Cities. Shortly thereafter, live drummer Colin Johnson (Vampire Hands/Skin Flowers) joined the band and the three-piece began playing under the name The Chambermaids, and subsequently recorded the tracks that would later become their self-titled debut full-length.

The Chambermaids’ self-titled record was released on CD by Modern Radio in the fall of 2006, followed by a second album, Down in the Berries, released by Modern Radio on limited-edition vinyl in fall of 2009. During the time between releases, the band added second guitar player Nate Nelson (Pony Trash/American Cream/STNNNG) and drummer Mickey Kahleck. With a solid lineup and Martha back in the country after a teaching stint in Austria, The Chambermaids returned as a force in the Twin Cities music community.

With the addition of drummer Alex Rose (Vampire Hands/Heavy Deeds) in 2010, The Chambermaids began working on new material and released two digital singles on Guilt Ridden Pop, “Whirlpool” and “China Blue.” Both were well-received, including making Jack Rabid’s list of “Top Ten Singles of 2012” in The Big Takeover magazine. Following the success of the digital singles, The Chambermaids returned new vinyl/CD full-length album entitled Whatever Happened Tomorrow on Old Blackberry Way/Guilt Ridden Pop in 2013. With Whatever Happened Tomorrow, The Chambermaids created a strong, pulling album that equally utilizes the merits of both lush, thick soundscapes and sparse, haunting melodies. Complex textural fragments that recall ambient Eno and MBV are set alongside noisy yet minimal pop songs a la The Vaselines or The Breeders. Created and recorded at Neil Weir’s renowned Old Blackberry Way Studio in Minneapolis, Whatever Happened Tomorrow has a sense of vision, atmosphere, mystery and completeness that places it in the realm of classic albums.

Past Shows


Sep
7
th
2016
Turf Club
Sep
7
th
2016
Turf Club

NEIL MICHAEL HAGERTY & THE HOWLING HEX

with The Chambermaids and Hollow Boys
Jan
30
th
2016
Turf Club
Jan
30
th
2016
Turf Club

Vampire Hands, Hollow Boys, The Chambermaids and more!

with COCAINE WIZARDS, RAW SPACE, CGW and more!
Nov
25
th
2015
Turf Club
Nov
25
th
2015
Turf Club

FLEETWOOD MAGIC

A Tribute to the Mac
with Red Daughters, Brian Just, MEG ASHLING and more!
Apr
13
th
2015
Turf Club
Apr
13
th
2015
Turf Club

Disappears

with The Chambermaids
Feb
12
th
2015
Turf Club
Aug
31
st
2014
Turf Club
Aug
31
st
2014
Turf Club

Night Moves

with Carroll, Rupert Angeleyes and The Chambermaids
May
16
th
2014
Indeed Brewery
May
16
th
2014
Indeed Brewery

ART-A-WHIRL AT INDEED

with The Chambermaids, France Camp and WHATEVER FOREVER
Jul
26
th
2011
7th St Entry
Jul
26
th
2011
7th St Entry

More Shows

Jan
23
rd
First Avenue

The Fratellis

May
23
rd
The Fitzgerald Theater

Welcome to Night Vale

Dec
6
th
The Fitzgerald Theater
postponed

Dog Man: The Musical

Jan
27
th
7th St Entry

The Schizophonics