New York City rock ‘n’ rollers Jeremy & the Harlequins’ are ready to rock around the Christmas tree! Their original holiday tune, “A Chinese Restaurant on Christmas,” is available today at all digital service providers.
Featured on the two-song Christmas Special, out December 6, “A Chinese Restaurant on Christmas” is a doo wop meets early rock ‘n’ roll inspired ode to anyone who’s been dumped on Christmas. The second single, the classic “White Christmas,” will be released in December.
The EP was recorded at NYhed Studios in Manhattan with Matt and Rocio Verta Ray (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Daddy Long Legs) and mixed in Los Angeles by Rick Parker (Lord Huron, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club).
“Every lonely heart in New York on Christmas knows that there isn’t a better place than a Chinese restaurant to eat and drink away your sorrows. Last Christmas, Craig (guitar) and I found ourselves without anyone or anywhere to spend the holiday, so we went to a Chinese restaurant in the East Village. We weren’t the only ones with the idea and we ended up waiting over an hour for a table. It dawned on me that there’s never been a song about a Chinese restaurant on Christmas and I thought right then and there that it was a song that needed to be written.”Jeremy & the Harlequins’ singer/songwriter Jeremy Lublin