“Garza Girls” is the lead single off Mellow Cruisers, the second album from California punks Audacity and from the onset, you can tell it’s a shimmering, shambolic cut designed for soundtracking an afternoon of spiked Slurpees and casual vandalism. But according to the guys in the band, it’s more about putting in a full working week than playing hooky.
“Matt’s day job is delivering business cards, and one of the places he delivers to is called Garza Industries,” explains drummer Thomas Alvarez. “And he would talk about the pretty girls that worked there. The music addresses everyday, working class people getting fulfillment in their lives.”
The song, which Alvarez describes as a “fan favorite” was recorded with specialty microphones to create a choir-like sound, and features a lot more guitar overdubs than the band is used to. And while it sounds good to us, there might have been something more than just the professional production to the charm of this track.
“This song was recorded professionally,” explains Alvarez, “and we weren’t allowed to drink beer until we finished a lot of material each day.”Audacity - Garza Girls