Cayucas is Zach Yudin, who released his debut “Bigfoot” a few months ago. I have to admit I was initially intrigued by the name of the band and the first track on the album “Cayucos” since Cayucos, CA is a seaside town in central CA by San Luis Obispo where I’ve been vacationing since I was a wee little lad. Yudin definitely pulls a lot of influences from the ‘60s in his music, which gives it a timeless sound. On this album Yudin collaborated with producer Richard Swift, who added a lot of the original instrumentation to go replace the samples Yudin had assembled. You’ll hear plenty of influences in this music – including the Beach Boys, Vampire Weekend, the Animals and The Shins. Fun stuff and definitely meant to enjoy during the summer.
“Cayucos” is the lead track on the album and a great introduction to the Cayucas sound. You’ll hear the heavy reverb on the vocals, jaunty percussion and the laid back guitar strumming. The beat really drives the track along, and it’s hard to keep your foot from tapping along.