Roommate is the name of at least two artists: 1) A Chicago experimental pop band. 2) A pseudonym of Bay Area dubstep producer Justin McCaulley. 1) A Chicago experimental pop band, which began as the solo music project of Kent Lambert in 2000. He had just moved from Iowa City to Brooklyn, NY and started recording music in his apartment. In 2001, he relocated to Chicago & self-released the Celebs EP. In 2004, Roommate re-emerged as a live band. Work on the full-length Songs the Animals Taught Us began soon thereafter, and the album was self-released in the summer of 2005.