I’ve had the opportunity to work with so many great musicians over the years and one area that I never explored fully was a solo project. I’ve been interested in producing and programming for awhile and decided to give it a go. This is my first time creating something that is entirely my own vision. Each song that I release with Buggie has been written, performed, recorded, edited, and produced on my own and has an accompanying stop-motion to go with it. My debut song Dig was featured on Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlist.

“Gretchen King is Buggie, and this human being wields talent that is consumable, critical, world-bending, and unique. The mix-medium talent, used music and visuals to tell the deafeningly salient stories that her mind and heart, conjures with expertise. Using stop-motion, her art-pop/surrealism brings love, awareness, and profound vibes, bubbling up from the depths.” – ComeHereFloyd.com


KABIRIA is my project with producer/musician Chris Dang.  I write the vocals, create the imagery and videos, while Chris writes the instrumentation, produces, mixes, and masters the tracks. In 2017, we got to ring in the New Year with a performance in South Korea. Check out our music via Soundcloud or watch some of our videos.


In 2004, I started my first band Phantods with guitarist Daniel Hagquist. In 2009, our debut self-titled LP charted in the CMJ Top 200. Later that year, our four song EP, Revival, was released to rave reviews. Our 2010 release, Creature, debuted in the CMJ Top 100. Phantods has been featured on MTV’s The Real World, The Challenge, The Hangover 2, and was the soundtrack for the short film Pinball Donut Girl which costarred Jane Wiedlin (of the Go Go’s).

“It’s already been a pretty big year for one of our favorite local bands, Phantods; their single Creature, off their second full-length album of the same title, has been getting tons of spins on CD101, and last month, ripped their set in front of a sold-out Newport crowd opening for Fitz & the Tantrums.” -614 Magazine

Meet the Phantods

Our friends at Arbor Avenue Films created a beautiful time capsule of our band in the documentary Meet the Phantods.

“A feature-length documentary featuring the independent Rock & Roll combo, Phantods. The film follows the band as they work to “make it” in the music business, and provides a view into the challenges and journey of independent creative artists. The filmmakers followed the band over a year and half, from event to venue, city to town, and into their own homes to capture this intimate portrait, culminating in a shoot at the historic Newport Music House where Phantods opened for national act Fitz and the Tantrums.” -Arbor Avenue Films


In 2012, Jerome Dillon (previously of Nine Inch Nails) sent me some instrumentals. I wrote and recorded vocals for a few songs. One of the tracks became the ending credits song in the movie No One Lives. The horror film stars Luke Evans and is directed by Ryûhei Kitamura and written by David Cohen.

Kellogg's Crunchy Nut Cereal

I had a great time working with Jeffrey Ciampa on the jingle he had written for Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Cereal. Catch my voice, along with Jeffrey’s, and Jenny Lute of the Wet Darlings in this totally nutty commercial!


In 2009, I composed music for the short film Measured Sacrifice and fell in love with the process of writing music for film. Whether it’s a short song for a looping stop-motion or a dramatic piece for a trailer, sonically supporting visuals makes me really happy.