Why The Crimson Love Their Choos: An Interview With Chester French

by CLAIRE WILLETT · July 14, 2008

Chester French

Chester French is the architect who designed the Lincoln Memorial and "The Spirit of Life." He"s also a synth-rock band signed to Pharrell"s Star Trak label, a band masterminded by two fresh-out-of-Harvard, button-down-wearing white boys. The tale of D.A. Wallach and Maxwell Drummey is one of dormitory sessions and persistent demo-distribution, of intuition and drily dirty wit. Most of all, it is one of talent, and the ability to put it to use. Below, the boys talk genre-bending, wet tee-shirt contests, and coveting their neighbors" physiques.