Category Archives: Buoyant Pop Indie Rock

"Lie To Me" by Milo Greene

Milo Greene - Pub 1 -Hartman_HarrisMilo Greene leaked another single, “Lie To Me,” off their sophomore LP CONTROL (dropping January 27th via Elektra/Chop Shop). The upbeat track continues the band’s surprising pivot from delicate indie rock to buoyant pop via digital drums and danceable rhythms –and the result is a refreshing joie de vivre:

And here’s its lyric video:

Milo Greene will tour this February and March.


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"Will The Thrill" Music Video by Cayucas

C_high res_3It isn’t summer time until you’ve listened to Cayucas, and luckily they’ve just released a music video for their laid back buoyant pop single “Will The Thrill.” Shown through a vintage filter, the superbly campy video follows none other than Bigfoot himself (who the band named their debut album after) on his way to a date with Michelle Branch:

Cayucas will headline the next Twilight Concert at the Santa Monica Pier on July 24th along with PAPA.

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"East Coast Girl" by Cayucas

cayucas7This year, SoCal’s summer season won’t begin with Memorial Day weekend. It’ll start premature due to today’s release of Cayucas‘ debut album Bigfoot.


Produced by Richard Swift (The ShinsDamien JuradoThe Mynabirds) and released by Secretly Canadian, the album features eight tracks of coastal-inspired buoyant pop rock. Band founder Zach Yudin’s delivers his signature echoey vocals on every song that either conjures a beach bonfire or a crashing wave. Their latest single, “East Coast Girl,” talks about a cute gal with ties to the obviously more boring side of the country:

Cayucas will perform tonight at Origami Vinyl for their album release party. And it’s free!

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"High School Lover" Music Video by Cayucas

cayucas6Santa Monica‘s Cayucas released a music video for their single “High School Lover.” Directed by Cameron Dutra, the video shows the beach bum band performing inside a brick building decorated like a bungalow. Band founder Zach Yudin glitches with spurts of colorful animated graphics as if he’s a piñata having a seizure. And of course, an adolescent romance is told. In the press release, Dutra said:

“‘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. Overall we wanted to keep the vibe light-hearted, fun, and creative just like the music.”

Cayucas‘ debut album Bigfoot was produced by Richard Swift (The ShinsDamien JuradoThe Mynabirds) and will be released on April 30th via Secretly Canadian Records.


Cayucas will next perform at Origami Vinyl on April 30th for their album release party. And it’s free!

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"Swimsuit" by Cayucas

cayucaspressphotoSanta Monica‘s titular beach band Cayucas returns by releasing “Swimsuit” –the b-side to their single 7″ single “Cayucos.” The track delivers more buoyant pop rock that blows a warm breeze in your ears as if an instant Indian Summer. With a few months of winter left, this only makes us yearn for the longer sunny days and the band’s full-length album due out in April via Secretly Canadian and produced by Richard Swift:

Cayucas will perform at The Central tonight along with Zak Waters, Monte Mar, and La Mer.


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"A Fool, A Fall, A Foal" by Pancho-San

Pancho-San is the solo project of Patrick Abernathy (formerly of Beulah and Rogue Wave). The Berkeley denizen returns with his sophomore album Americans, which he claims is a slight departure from his folkier debut Oh, Mellow Melody. Now Aberbathy sprinkles each song with a buoyancy of pop with help from his old bandmates: Pat Spurgeon of Rogue Wave and Eli Crews of Beulah. The first single, “A Fool, A Fall, A Foal” is a bubbly jingle with a tint of surf rock that Isaac Brock may have written at one point if he lived 1,000 miles further south.

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"Cayucos" Music Video by Cayucas

Maybe they thought it was funny as in ironic confusion, but the Santa Monica-based band Cayucas named their first single “Cayucos.” It was released as a 7″ last month but will also be included on the beach-bum band’s debut album which is due out early next year via Secretly Canadian Records. Produced by Richard Swift (The Shins, Damien Jurado, The Mynabirds), the song is a warm breeze of buoyant pop rock that instantly reminisces that one perfect summer when you were tan, lean, and young.

And of course a music video was created that centers around day trips to the beach in a VW bus. It features band leader Zach Yudin (sea captain) and his band-member twin-brother (straw hat) and was shot/directed by Nolan Wilson Goff at Whittier and Corona Del Mar‘s beach. Check out how it only reinstates the track’s undeniable nostalgic glee:

Cayucas will perform at The Central Tuesday night along with The Pocket Rockets and Gavin.

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