9 Songs, 35 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
51 Ratings
51 Ratings

Perfect timing!

I'd beat my soul that this new Cayucas release will be playing all summer long during backyard BBQ's! Super stoked these guys are riding a high wave of confidence! See you in concert!



While I see from the review that Cayucas’ influences are the more sunny pop sounds of the 60’s west coast scene—I hear and experience even more a resonance with some of the fresher, literary indie types, such as Noah and the Whale, Alt-J, the Vaccines, etc. I think this and Django Django’s latest are the freshest releases of the summer. I’ve listened to it all the way through 5 or 6 times since it was released only a couple of days ago, but I can already tell that its complexity and nuance will provide many miles of enjoyment. I’m pleased that they didn’t try to re-invent what was already working for them. The light, airy, up-tempo and playful, but thoughtful lyrics will keep you coming back.


The best

These guys were awesome in concert. And the album is great. Hey Moony Eyed Walrus is free! Definitely gonna be my summer song.

About Cayucas

The sunny pop project of Santa Monica-based songwriter Zach Yudin, Cayucas pays tribute to the seaside town of Cayucos, California as well as the lighthearted sounds of the early to mid-'60s (for live shows, the project includes his twin brother Ben, Banah Winn, Casey Wojtalewicz, and Christian Koons). Formerly making music under the moniker Oregon Bike Trails, Yudin double-majored in music theory/production and Japanese in college, and after spending a year in Tokyo after graduation, focused on perfecting Cayucas' sound. Sampling artists like Harry Belafonte, the Animals, and the Tornadoes, and writing songs on acoustic guitar, he pieced together some nostalgic yet timeless-sounding songs that he posted online. After signing to Secretly Canadian Records, Yudin collaborated with producer Richard Swift, who added more original instrumentation to Cayucas' songs. The results were Bigfoot, a set of eight summery tracks that arrived in April 2013. It appeared in the Top 50 of Billboard's Independent Albums chart, and extensive touring in support of acts including Lord Huron and Young the Giant followed. A sophomore album, which credited both Zach and Ben Yudin as bandmates, was recorded with Ryan Hadlock (the Lumineers, Brandi Carlile) at Bear Creek in Woodinville, Washington. Dancing at the Blue Lagoon arrived in June 2015. ~ Heather Phares

Santa Monica, California



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