Anberlin Reveal The Origin Of Their Band Name

In a recent interview with Spin, Anberlin vocalist Stephen Christian told the origin of the band’s name. Christrian has revealed the name was actually inspired by Radiohead:

“and I was listening to Radiohead’s Kid A. I was infatuated. I listened to that album every night for a month. But in the song ‘Everything In Its Right Place,’ I thought I kept hearing something in the background that sounded like Thom Yorke was singing the word ‘Anberlin.’ I kept hearing it: ‘Anberlin,’ ‘Anberlin.’ I searched online for ‘Radiohead and Anberlin,’ ‘Thom Yorke and Anberlin’ but didn’t find anything. Eventually I realized that I must’ve been mishearing something and that the word ‘Anberlin’ was a figment of my imagination. It has no meaning. I just liked the sound of it and thought it was original. I thought it would be a good band name.”