Harvard-educated pop chimps CHESTER FRENCH have been getting their swag on by Twittering with hip-hop luminaries, touring with Blink-182, and (see above) playing "She Loves Everybody" for any radio station that'll have 'em. But we fear they're about to make a huge, ginormous mistake.
CF have announced that they'll pull a Beck post YouTube vids of themselves covering random Top 40 hits on the regular, and to kick things off they're polling fans to determine what the jumpoff is gonna be.
fully support a moritorium on claiming Boston pride for bands that
formed at colleges here and then moved away before their graduation
Starbucks lattes had time to cool. But damned if we're gonna be the
ones to make that move unilaterally. Which means that for the time
being we're repping CHESTER FRENCH, if only because the core
duo's degrees from Harvard allow us to bask in the glow of CF's close
personal friendships with Kanye West, Paris Hilton, Diddy, and a bunch
of other people who would otherwise never associate themselves with
kids who hang out at the Coop. Also, the Chester French dudes are mad twitterers. In about 100 hours, the French kids drop a Clinton Sparks-helmed mixtape, Jacques Jams Vol 1: Endurance,
which may or may not be a tribute to the local tranny bar. We can only
hope. If not, it's still the only "Boston" "album" this decade to
feature guest appearances by Diddy, Pharrell (who's already signed the
Chesters to his Star Trak label), Bun B, Cassie, and the Clipse. Sign up to get first crack at it over here.
importantly, last night Chester French played their first Boston gig in
almost forever -- opening for Lady GaGa at the House of Blues (photos of her up here) -- and
we've got photos, as well as a review from our own Daniel Brockman,
after the jump.