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.

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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.

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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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