Cayucas – Bigfoot [Album Review]

by That Guy on June 3, 2013

Cayucas Bigfoot

At the time of writing this, it’s May 25th and it’s like 53 degrees in Chicago under a mixture of grey and gray skies. It basically sucks here so bad.

Enter the latest gem of an artist from the Secretly Canadian label, Cayucas. Cayucas is the latest project for Zach Yudin, who some of you may know formerly as Oregon Bike Trails, and shot a much-needed ray of sunshine straight down my pie hole today. Their debut effort, Bigfoot, is breezy, dreamy, and will almost make you want to consider drinking a Bud Light Lime-a-Rita before you realize that Lime-a-Ritas are horrible and this is the same brand that brought us Budweiser Black Crown and Bud Light Platinum and has Justin Timberlake (who used to have cornrows and frosted tips) as their creative director. But I could totally see myself stirring a mojito while shaking my ass and listening to Cayucas. Can you stir mojitos or do you have to muddle them?

What I’m trying to say is Cayucas’ Bigfoot is really good. It’s great summer party music – the kind of music that makes your friends who don’t read HearYa ask you, “Who is this band?” And, if you weren’t already sold, it was produced by genius Richard Swift (who also produced the latest Damien Jurado and Foxygen albums – 2 of the best in recent memory). He’s worked his magic here again.

Download “East Coast Girl” below for a flavor, and then plunge headlong into the rest of the album. Other standouts include “High School Lover”, “Cayucos”, “Summer Thing”, and “Will ‘The Thrill’”.

Cayucas – East Coast Girl

Will the Thrill

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