Cayucas are coming at you with their awesome new video for “High School Lover,” starring lead singer Zach Yudin and his band: Ben Yudin on bass (twin brother to Zach), Banah Winn on keys and Casey Wojtalewicz on drums. Missing in the action is guitar player Christian Koons. Although the video isn’t a complete narrative, Director Cameron Dutra called on the song’s origin when putting it all together. He tells us “‘High School Lover’ is about a girl who would write Zach love letters, yet he would never respond despite actually liking her back. I tried to abstract the idea of a high school girl’s notebook with doodles and sketches into stop motion graphics and titles.” Watch above!
“High School Lover” is found on Cayucas’s debut album, Bigfoot – out officially on April 30! Check out the album artwork above and the tracklisting below! Bigfoot was produced by none other than Richard Swift (record at his studio too!).
Tracklisting for Bigfoot
2. High School Lover
3. Will “The Thrill”
4. A Summer Thing
5. East Coast Girl
6. Deep Sea
7. Ayawa ‘kya
Cayucas share their second single, “Swimsuit,” and it’s quite the ditty if we’ve every heard one. Yesterday the Guardian premiered the new song in their Band of the Day write-up, equating the group to stoner Beach Boys. You can read all about it HERE. “Swimsuit” is the b-side to their recently released 7″ – find it at SC Distribution and stream above!
The band joins Ra Ra Riot for dates in February 2013. You can see those below! Want to see Cayucas before the new year? Head to Santa Monica for their show on December 11 at Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club!
12/11/12 – Santa Monica, CA – Central SAPC*
02/07/13 – Vancouver, BC – VENUE ^
02/08/13 – Seattle, WA – Neptune ^
02/09/13 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom ^
02/11/13 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore ^
02/12/13 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre ^
02/13/13 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory ^
02/15/13 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern ^
* w/ Zak Waters
^ w/ Ra Ra Riot
What a wonderful day! Secretly Canadian welcomes our newest signee, Cayucas, to the family. Led by Zach Yudin, Cayucas is California through-and-through. Each song is a perfectly crafted pop gem, complete with catchy, addicting melodies, syncopated rhythms and a breezy chorus of vocals. They release their “Cayucos” b/w “Swimsuit” 7″ next Tuesday, October 16. Pre-order your copy HERE. We look forward to a proper, Richard Swift produced full-length come 2013!
Today we get our first musical taste from Cayucas. Premiering this morning at MTVu, it’s the video for their new single “Cayucos.” Calling the video “a throwback to the timelessness of the beach and the people you share such a fond place with,” director Nolan Wilson Goff chose Corona Del Mar Beach and Whittier, CA as the backdrop to the video. Get your sunglasses, towel and swimsuit ready; we’re going to the beach >>> enjoy the video above!
“Take one gorgeous blonde with a flare for excellent summer dresses, throw in four awkwardly cute indie rockers, mix with one scenic beach and you get the catchy-as-hell, super fun to watch new video by Cayucas.” – MTVu
Here’s a treat for your Wednesday! Zach shares a new Spotify playlist with songs he’s lived with for the last year or so. Listen below!
“All i can really say about these songs is that I’ve listened to them a lot over the past year or so… & they’ve inspired me very much. It’s a mixture of new indie stuff, as well as oldies that I had to dig up from my CD collection & rediscover. For some reason or another, I love these songs…” – Zach
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