Cayucas – “Cuyucos”
***SXSW 2013 –OEB FRESHMAN FAVORITE***
Pairs Well With…Best Coast, The Beach Boys, Givers
Cayucas is the musical moniker of Santa Monica’s Zach Yudin, an eclectic-minded pop songwriter who is hitting strong right out of the gate. Debut single “Cayucos” (with B-side “Swimsuit”) was released just last month via Secretly Canadian. Cayucas is flying very under-the-radar, but don’t be surprised if the track starts picking up steam on his way to SXSW. Musically, “Cayucos” harkens back to the breezy surf rock of the 60s, but still includes that bittersweet indie pop tone that has the hallmark of recent breakouts Best Coast and Givers. Given that Cayucas has only limited material to check out now, this highlight speaks as much to potential as anything else. I’m excited to see what direction he goes, but keep a lookout for Cayucas to catch on with the indie pop crowd in the meantime.