May 5, 2009

Recently, Chicago-based photographer/videographer James P. Morse, a longtime friend and collaborator of ours, followed Randolph Chabot (aka Deastro) around Detroit for a day and edited the footage into a video profile whose warm, colorful aesthetic matches Chabot’s energy and positivity to a T. Chabot putters around his Detroit home, visits his favorite bookstore, gushes about Isaac Asimov and Simone de Beauvoir, and plays a sweaty, packed show with his band. It’s a loving portrait of an artist who stays true to his beliefs, staying passionate, engaged, and creative in all of his endeavors. Deastro’s new single, “Vermillion Plaza” drops next week.