A New York man has formed a band, Queens, to help him through the bitter cold in his Queens neighborhood.
The band, which is made up of Andrew Goldberger, 27, Jahar Starks, 27, Tyler Gregos, 24, and Brian Freer, 26, debuted with the single “If It’s Easy.” They used Kickstarter to fund their first album, which they recorded in a warehouse in New Jersey with Noah Rubin, a producer on the The O.C. and Fleabag. They are now auditioning musicians to fill the band’s remaining spots.
Goldberger said that the idea came to him while he was looking for somewhere to wash the oil off his car. “Every time I walked into my car I would realize how hot it was,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “I thought if I got in the car, I’d let it clean itself, so that’s how the idea was born.”
As the band grew, it made the leap from the parking lot to a Whole Foods store to help spread the word. They’ve since garnered a loyal following online, including major contributors to their Kickstarter.
Goldberger wants to crowdfund their next album to release in December 2020. In the meantime, he and his bandmates are touring across New York City, spending about a day and a half a night in each city. In order to stay awake he says they take short naps during each day. “What you don’t feel is like you’re losing your mind or anything like that,” he told EW. “I don’t know what the rest of the band is like, but mine seems to be fully involved with the band and very opinionated.”
Queens’ track list includes songs called “Not Working” and “Treat Me Like An Actual Person.” Below are a few lyrics from their debut album and a teaser clip of “If It’s Easy.”
From the blog
“You’ve got a lot of luck on your side”
It’s not working
How you going to save yourself from all the bad
Doubt and turmoil and endless arguments and all the hurts and fights
I am it up to
[Top Notes: Kingsley Teague]