Chet JR White was an American record producer, musician, and mixing engineer. Before their disbandment in 2012, he was a member of the indie rock band Girls. He has released albums such as, among others, Goon by Tobias Jesso Jr. and Sob Story by the Spectrals. He was born in 1980.
According to a Facebookpost from the old record label of the band, Real Panther Sounds, he is dead. He’s been 40.
He was 40 years old.
He later moved to San Francisco, spending most of his 20s there, and attended the now-defunct California Recording Academy, receiving a degree in recording engineering.
White also briefly set up a studio on Market Street in a basement space. He worked briefly at the Zuni Café in San Francisco as a catering chef. The band Holy Shit’s Matt Fishbeck introduced him to Christ in San Francisco.
Girls signed with True Panther Sounds and released on September 22, 2009, their debut album, Album, which White recorded. The album received critical acclaim and was named one of Spin, Rolling Stone, and Pitchfork’s ten best albums of 2009.
The band published an EP titled Broken Dreams Club in November 2010, which was also well received. The second and final studio album, Father, Son, Holy Ghost, was released by Girls in 2011. White co-produced the record. Due to personal reasons within the group, the girls disbanded in 2012.
White died in Santa Cruz, California, aged 40, on October 18, 2020. According to True Panther Sounds, a Facebook message from the band’s old record label. He’s been 40.
I hope you feel nothing but peace now my brother. I love you, and thank you for believing in me, and for what you brought to the table. Always and Forever, and I’ll always be proud of you… I’ll always remember you protecting Liza, Patrick, myself and Beta from the jerks