News

July 16, 2005

The Gretchens appeared live on KZSU!
The Gretchens appeared on KZSU FM’s Wednesday Night Live program August 3, 2005 from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. PDT. KZSU (Stanford) can be heard in the San Francisco Bay Area at 90.1 FM and streaming live around the world at http://kzsulive.stanford.edu.

KZSU has been an ally of the Gretchens throughout 2005. This unlikely alliance was forged by KZSU on-air personality and Music Director extraordinaire, Your Imaginary Friend, who single-handedly championed the Gretchens’ cause.

Call the KZSU hotline at 650.723.9010 to let them know you love the Gretchens as much (if not more) than they do — and request your favorite Gretchens’ song.

April 22, 2005

KZSU (Stanford) on “Cover Your Ears”:
“… trashy fun rock, garagey, punky, surfy, indie, all together with girl drummers and mostly female vocals. Great stuff …”
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March 17, 2005

Review of “Cover Your Ears” in the Sacramento News and Review:
“Gnarly, dude! The Gretchens’ debut self-released album, Cover Your Ears, rides the waves on some totally tubular surf-rock riffs. This Orange County quartet has a wide variety of sounds on one CD …”
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November 19, 2004

Cover your Ears, the very first full-length recording from the Gretchens, was made available in November 2004. The 22-song independently released CD is jammed with all of your favorite Gretchens’ songs. Buy your copy today from Amazon.com.

The band recorded Cover Your Ears over a couple days during Lent 2004 at Desert Moon Recording in Anaheim, California, just beyond the shadow of the Happiest Place on Earth. Fueled by lots of beer and a desire to capture the Gretchen sound for posterity, the band cranked through song after song, never looking back to correct the occasional bum note or timing mistakes. This is a warts and all record, stripped down rock ’n’ roll the way God meant for it to be played.

Track Listing

Track Title Length
01 Roaches in My Pants Listen 2:10
02 Joe Godsil 2:49
03 I Met a Girl 1:43
04 Cross-dresser Listen 2:24
05 (You’re My) Rice Krispie Treat 1:21
06 Turtlehead 1:03
07 Teresa Piece o’ Poo 2:03
08 Cold Wind Blowin’ 2:23
09 Plate of Spaghetti Listen 0:51
10 Phone Jesus 1:49
11 Nelson’s Choking 2:06
12 Method of Ingestion 1:57
13 Packy 2:26
14 Wesley Willis 1:08
15 Big Long Car 3:14
16 Judy’s Got a Boyfriend 1:33
17 Yeast Infection 1:30
18 Judy’s Got a Boyfriend (acoustic) 1:43
19 Wesley Willis (acoustic) 0:58
20 I Met a Girl (acoustic) 1:46
21 Teresa Piece o’ Poo (acoustic) 2:19
22 Carson Girls (demo - take 1) 1:50