Indie rock sibling duo Cayucas has been a critical favorite ever since the 2013 release of their debut album Bigfoot. Twin brothers Zach and Ben Yudin specialize in a laid-back yet highly rhythmic indie pop sound that owes as much to their native California as it does to West African music. At their live shows Zach delivers his evocative lyrics with Golden-State cool while Ben’s nimble basslines keep the group’s infectious grooves ever moving forward. Cayucas is a duo in the studio, but on tour they bring their syncopated, melodically complex songs to life with the help of a talented drummer and skilled guitarist. From the playful vocal whoops of “Cayucos” to the spindly surf guitar of “Moony Eyed Walrus”, Cayucas transports ticket buyers to a sunny island paradise every time they take the stage.
Cayucas began in 2011 as Oregon Bike Trails, the solo recording project of Santa Monica, CA-based singer-songwriter Zach Yudin. After adding his twin brother Ben on bass the following year, Yudin renamed the project Cayucas and the duo released their debut single “Cayucos/Swimsuit”. They signed to venerable indie label Secret Canadian, and in 2013 they released their full-length debut albumBigfoot. The record was a critical success, drawing them out for extensive touring and leading Stereogum to name Cayucas one of the best new bands of the year. With expectations running high, Cayucas delivered with their 2015 sophomore album Dancing at the Blue Lagoon, another acclaimed release that has fans dying to catch them on tour.