Cayucas live 2013
|Origin||Santa Monica, California, United States|
|Genres||Indie pop, surf pop, lo-fi|
Cayucas, previously Oregon Bike Trails, is an American indie pop band from Santa Monica, California. The group includes Zach Yudin and his twin brother Ben Yudin on guitar. The band signed to Secretly Canadian in 2012.
2011: Oregon Bike Trails
Zach Yudin, then a musician for nearly five years, posted his first song under the name "Oregon Bike Trails" on January 18, 2011. He was associated with Father/Daughter Records in the early part of his career.
2012: Secretly Canadian
In 2012, Yudin expanded from a solo project to a band and he officially changed the group's name from Oregon Bike Trails to Cayucas. Cayucas signed with indie record label Secretly Canadian in October 2012, and soon after released a single, "Swimsuit," and announced a tour with Ra Ra Riot for February 2013.
In February 2013, Cayucas announced a handful of European tour dates. In March, the band performed in a Secretly Canadian showcase at South by Southwest. Their debut full-length album Bigfoot, was released on April 30 by Secretly Canadian. The album was produced by fellow Secretly Canadian artist Richard Swift.
2015: Dancing at the Blue Lagoon
The single "Moony Eyed Walrus" was released by Secretly Canadian on April 29, 2015 ahead of the sophomore album entitled Dancing at the Blue Lagoon, out June 23, 2015. The band enlisted Ryan Hadlock to engineer and produce the record. Davey Brozowski played drums and percussion on the record while Mat Santos and Rebecca Zeller of Ra Ra Riot played bass and strings.
|2013||"High School Lover"|
|"East Coast Girl"|
|2015||"Moony Eyed Walrus"||Dancing at the Blue Lagoon|
|Dancing at the Blue Lagoon||
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