Friday, July 31, 2009

Artist of the week: Chester French! (July 26-August 1)

Photo courtesy of Last.FM

Little did Daniel Chester French know when designing the John Harvard statue at Harvard University, that two students at the school would name their band after him. Chester French consists of Andrew "D.A." Wallach, originally from Milwaukee, W.I., and Maxwell Drummey, originally from Boston, M.A. With their debut album Love The Future and the ongoing tour with Blink 182, Fallout Boy, Taking Back Sunday and Weezer, the duo has had quite a busy summer.
Their sound, almost impossible to describe, is very reminiscent to The Beach Boys and Soul music from the 1960's, which is what brought these two Harvard freshmen together when they realized they shared the same passion for that type of music.
The band is currently signed to Star Trek records, created and managed by one half of The Neptunes and N.E.R.D., Pharell Williams. Playing at 2008's South By Southwest in Austin, Texas and promotion on MTV during commercials helped gain interest in their music even before Love The Future released. They were also included in the Artists to Watch list in Rolling Stone's March 2008 issue, which also gained a buzz for them.
Key tracks on Love The Future include "She Loves Everybody," "Sleep," "People," and "Bebe Buell."

Here's the video for "She Loves Everybody" (Embedding was disabled)

Chester French Official Website
Chester French Official Blog
D.A. Wallach's Twitter

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