David Moore (ex-Chamberlain) Announces Debut Solo Full Length, "My Lover, My Stranger," Out June 23 on Doghouse Records‏

David Moore Announces Debut Solo Album, My Lover, My Stranger, out June 23 on Doghouse Records

On a bright summer morning in 2001, David Moore pulled into the parking lot of an Indianapolis guitar shop. He unloaded his Gretsch guitar, his Fender combo amp, and some various assets belonging to his longtime bands, indie-rock stalwarts, Split Lip and Chamberlain. After a decade of touring the country and parts of the world, Moore and Chamberlain had called it quits. He had decided to cleanse himself from his past by selling off everything, at whatever bargain he could secure.

As the years coasted by, David and his longtime wife, whom he met in junior high school, bought a home in Indiana and started a family. David subsequently got him self a nine-to-five office job. But music never fully escaped Moore. He would pick up his old dilapidated acoustic guitar and play from time to time with his country/bluegrass side project, Chevy Downs. Still he wrote songs and poetry of his own, but had settled himself into a simpler midwestern life.

Then in the late winter of 2005, longtime friend and Split Lip / Chamberlain collaborator Adam Rubenstein came home to Indiana for an annual holiday visit. The two spoke about music, the common roads they had traveled, and what the future would hold for both of them. At the end of the evening and after a couple of bourbons, Rubenstein revealed his hidden agenda--to get David back in the studio to record an album of his own. A loyal proponent of this plan was Doghouse Records president Dirk Hemsath, who always had felt Chamberlain's success at his company was somewhat marginal. He consented to help finance and A&R the project, and thus the creative process for David's album was underway.

Moore and Rubenstein bounced ideas back and forth through email, and would meet up in New York, Indiana or LA to demo various songs. Contributing to this re-invigoration, was Moore's father, who saw his old Gretsch guitar hanging in that same guitar shop window, and repurchased it for his son. However, whereas they were satisfied with the songwriting, the new recordings never felt quite fully realized. The two wrestled with writers block and self-doubt for a couple years until the spring of 2007, when a chance encounter occurred.

David was on a business trip layover at the Atlanta airport, when he was approached by a casual acquaintance, a face he loosely recognized. The stranger was John David Webster, a producer and musician from Indiana, who had seen Moore and Rubenstein perform that previous summer. The two quickly became friends when, to David's surprise, Webster revealed his home and studio were just a few short blocks away in the very same housing development.

Under Webster's direction My Lover, My Stranger was completed in 2008. It is a lush musical departure for Moore, and its songs are filled with optimism and rejuvenation. From the opening anthem “Breaking You Down,” to the spiritually infused war cry “Jericho,” to the rhythmically rich love song “Corners,” My Lover, My Stranger seldom lets up. Moore's vocals sound weathered and wise throughout, and the music takes on more melodic chances than ever before in his career. Due out this year, David Moore is sure to open some ears, and some eyes as well.

* Recently, Moore and Rubenstein have reunited Chamberlain. Having taken the band through a tour of the Midwest resulting in a series of critically acclaimed and fan celebrated shows, Chamberlain may be announcing even more tour dates yet. David Moore solo dates coming soon, including a June 23 Record Release Show at The Living Room in NYC.

Track Listing:
1. After Everything I've Done
2. Breaking You Down
3. Corners
4. Radiate
5. Home to Me
6. When You Fall
7. Forgiven
8. Cry
9. Beautiful Now
10. Jericho
11. Day Is Done
12. Rise Up and Move On