Official Statement #1.
Scott S. and Scott M. got together and played during the summer. Many
beers were drank, many notes were played and many songs were
written. The duo met up with their friends Scott V. and 'Not' Scott G. in
order to further conspire and corrupt. Thus a new band was formed to
transform the minds of the masses into a swirly haze of color, sound
Official Statement #2
"Psychedelia + power pop + shoegaze + garage rock = Amerigaze.
That equals King County Queens. Okay!
If you are über lame and must know to whom to compare them, it is the
Pink Floyd, The Pretty Things and Meat Puppets. Exactly!
Official Statement #3
The Queens are from West Seattle, the single largest source of great
rock bands in the world. Okay?
Unofficial Statement #4
The members of the Kings Queens are sinfully old, definitely old
enough to know better and certainly wise enough to know they do this
because they must. They do it for love.
The King County Queens love to play. They play in Seattle. They will
play in Portland, Bellingham or Olympia. Maybe even California. They
will come play at your house if you treat them right.
The description for this one was interesting: “a band that features 3 guys named Scott and one Not-Scott.” Let’s see here: Scott Muhlbeier, Scott Sutherland, Scott Vanderpool, and Marsh “Scott” Gooch. Got it. Continuing on with the description: “They are part of the current Seattle old dude rock scene – guys (mostly) who just want to rock and don’t really care too much where the chips land. Sounds good enough for me. I don’t know if they are queens in any sense of the word, or if they want to present themselves as being majestic, but those in Seattle reside in King County, and if Queens Of The Stone Age want to display their rock pageantry, then so can the King County Queens, who do so on Ladies & Gentlemen, Your King County Queens (Green Monkey). The first thing I thought of as I was listening to songs like “Road Flower Blossom”, “You Get The Fear”m and “Kelp Whip” was that it has that nice pop and folk rock feel, courtesy of the Rickenbacher guitar, reminiscent of the kind of music that was popular in the alternative/college rock scenes throughout the 1980’s. It would be too easy to compare these guys with well known bands from Athens, Georgia or Minneapolis, but the King County Queens do carry that vibe, where rock and folk mix in with melody driven songs and stories shared that are meant to be remembered as a means to reflect on them in some way. None of the songs go overboard, everything sounds radio friendly (or college radio friendly) and perfect to be the soundtrack to anyone’s memories or memories to be, or the kind of music you might want to have a beer with and celebrate what it means to be alive. It’s fun rock, and for the most part the best rock is fun, regardless of how anyone wants to categorize it. If you love good pop rock with slight folk touches or just well written and arranged music, King County Queens are the band that honor all of your qualifications, and then some.
In their new video for KRAUTROCK!, the King County Queens explore the dark side of international gamesmanship fueled by alcohol. The song is based on true events. The video is not. Their debut album, Ladies & Gentlemen, YourKing CountyQueensis out now on Green Monkey. KCQ are guitar rock with wah-wah, Psychedelic Pop! KCQ features past and current members of The Green Pajamas, Chemistry Set, Half Light and some other fine bands.
“Ladies & Gentlemen, Your King County Queens” By Leslie Snyder Get ready for some lighthearted fun out of West Seattle, Washington from an independent rock pop quartet called King County Queens. This quartet sings songs about peace, love, and trying to make sense out of an unpredictable world. King County Queens will release their latest CD “Ladies & Gentlemen, Your King County Queens” on July 17, 2013 featuring twelve fun loving, but “quirky” psychedelic rock pop melodies sounding similar to Pink Floyd. The peaceful journey begins with the first track “Words I can see.” This track features soulful vocals and “airy” rock pop melodies. This track is a mellow tale about a group of friends who are on a psychedelic adventure and living a carefree life. Meanwhile, the peaceful journey continues with a dose of romance in the sixth track “Road Flower Blossom.” This track features soulful vocals and soothing rock pop melodies. This track is a heartwarming tale about a beautiful woman who is constantly on a man’s mind no matter where he travels. These loving thoughts are what keep a “hard working” man’s mind at ease. Finally, the peaceful journey ends with uncertainty in the ninth track “You Get the Fear.” This track features soulful vocals and “icy” rock pop melodies. This track is an anxious tale about people becoming nervous about bureaucracy “crushing” the honest people who are left feeling helpless. What this comes down to is that people begin to have a “fear of the unknown.” King County Queens is a raucous independent rock pop quartet that mixes cool modern rock with a splash of “bubbly” retro pop from the 1960’s. The quartet’s latest CD “Ladies & Gentlemen, Your King County Queens” is a lighthearted adventure reminding people to take the time to relax and enjoy life. http://elephanttalkindie.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/ladies-and-gentlemen-your-king-county-queens-by-leslie-snyder/