Ariel Pink and The Mynabirds recently performed at the Santa Monica Pier for Twilight Concerts.
And David Evanko of MINIVAN Photography was there to shoot the show.
This 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 Shins, Damien Jurado, The 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!
Santa 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 will next perform at Origami Vinyl on April 30th for their album release party. And it’s free!
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: