What's the deal with… Cayucas?

Here's everything you need to know about the West Coast surf-poppers

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Jeez, I need a holiday.
Have you considered the sleepy Californian town of Cayucos – a haven for surfers since the ’50s?

I was thinking of Lanzarote… But that sounds better.
Great – last one in the ocean’s a dirty commie!

Hang on, Cayucas or Cayucos?
Ah, that’s the confusing part. Cayucos is the town. Cayucas is the West Coast band the town inspired.

So they can’t spell?
Main man Zach Yudin (above, left) has other things on his mind, like capturing the good vibrations of The Beach Boys on a debut LP of classic surf-pop. ‘Bigfoot’ is out this week, and it’s as warm as the El Niño current, and as breezy as the wind whistling past your convertible.

I drive a Volvo.
Relax, man. You don’t need to be Marty McFly to enjoy the retro pop of single ‘High School Lover’ – a Beck-esque jam so summery it should be sold with a disposable barbecue. Watch the video below.

I’m almost ready to impress my friends. What’s the correct pronunciation please.
‘Ky-yook-us’.

And where can I chant this?
At their gig at The Lexington on May 21. Roll the Volvo on down there.

The Bottom Line: Surf-pop that hails from a simpler time.

‘Bigfoot’ is out Mon Apr 29. Buy the album here.


Watch Cayucas's video for 'High School Lover'

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