Ok, this band is quickly moving into “new favorite band” status for me. It’s cool enough that they draw their influences from the Beatles, Beach Boys, and other greats, but these Harvard boys actually do it well! Their knack for combining modern slang with their talent for creating cross-genre hits is hard to deny. Apparently they turned down a record deal with Kanye West only to sign with Pharrell Williams’ Star Trak label instead! How cool is that? That’s like our company telling Pepsi that we don’t want to do graphic design for a company that sells sugar water and turning around and signing with Coca-Cola.
Chester French don’t have a full length album out yet, but you can check out these two tracks, People & a remix of Jay-Z’s Excuse Me Miss. Let us know what you think by leaving a comment.
If you like what you hear, you should come to their in-store performance at Standard this coming Tuesday [October 7th] at 7pm. They’ll be giving away Limited Edition CDs and other prizes. More details on the event at Standardatl.com. Don’t be late!
Download: Chester French – People
BONUS Download: Jay-Z – Excuse Me Miss (Chester French Remix)