Free Download: Chester French "She Loves Everybody"


In anticipation of their forthcoming digital EP, Chester French is giving away their new single "She Loves Everybody" to warm up crowds. Frequent ArjanWrites readers will be very familiar with this song as I first featured it two years ago and nominated it for the MTV Logo ArjanWrites Brink Of Fame award back in May.

Audiophiles will notice that the newer album version of "She Loves Everybody" is slightly different than the version we've heard before. The song has gone through Star Track's slick studio machine that added a little gloss and crisp to the unmixed version. Get it now. For a limited-time. Guilt-free. Look for Chester French' debut EP on iTunes on November 11. (Chester French fans should make sure to get this and stick it somewhere.)

Download Chester French "She Loves Everybody"

Semi-Precious Weapons Totally Loves You


Semi-Precious Weapons, the winners of the MTV Logo ArjanWrites Award, release their debut album "We Love You" today. It is a raw and rambunctious collection of infectious "kunty" punk pop that has fans in a frenzy. The album was produced by long-time Bowie collaborator, Tony Visconti. Not too shabby for a Brooklyn start-up.

"We Love You" will be available in three formats: single CD, single CD with necklace, and double jewel case with limited edition gun USB jewelry necklace (pictured below). The re-writable USB will include bonus content – two full length music videos, liner notes, photos, and wallpaper.

The inspiration for the USB package comes from SPW's crazy fun and uber-fabulous lead vocalist Justin Tranter’s hugely successful rock-inspired jewelry line, Fetty.  The line is available at Urban Outfitters, Fred Segal and Hot Topic; an exclusive high-end version is also sold at Barneys. 

"I started my jewelry line as band merchandise. It blew up and took on an amazing life of its own," explains Tranter. "Having a USB necklace that we made ourselves brings it full circle.  Kunty rock n’ roll jewelry that contains actual SPW rock n’ roll content. It’s like I made it up, it’s so fabulous, but it’s real!" (Click here to download "We Love You" on iTunes.)


Backstage at the MTV Logo NewNowNext Awards


If you missed the MTV Logo NewNowNext Awards tonight, make sure to catch some fun backstage footage of Arjan, D.A. of Chester French and Luke of Heloise & Le Savoire Faire and much more here.

A special award for Total Awesomeness goes to D.A of Chester French for saying all those nice things and totally understanding what this blog is all about.

Also a big, big thank you to Michelle Williams of Destiny Child for announcing the Award during the show. Pinch me! That was totally amazing.

Lastly, big hugs for John, Matt, Christopher, Collin, Michael, Megan, Jonathan and all the other fine people at MTV Logo for making me a part of the first-ever NewNowNext Awards. Thanks y'all!

Semi-Precious Weapons Wins 2008 MTV Logo Brink of Fame Song Award

It's official!

Semi-Precious Weapons is the winner 2008 MTV Logo Brink of Fame Song Award for "Magnetic Baby." Congratulations guys!

Thanks to all the readers and fans of all the nominees for voting, voting and voting. Thousands and thousands of you voted and showed your support for the nominated artists. It was an incredibly close race, but the punk-rockers from New York ended up as the winner.

Watch more NewNowNext goodness right here.