For this month discovery, I stumbled upon the band Cayucas from Santa Monica, California. Now that the snow is melting and the sun is shinning, it’s time to put aside our sad winter depressing songs and welcome in a fresh and new summertime band. The five members of the band is bringing you an album full of catchy pop songs reminding you of those summer days that are comming our way. The new album Bigfoot will be release the 30th of April under Secretly Canadian label who includes artists like Major Lazer, Suuns, Yeasayer and many more. Cayucas has that easy way of putting the feeling of beach, surf and waves into their indie pop style songs. They can create that atmosphere of warmth and cold lemonade(with vodka) that each an everyone one of us needed.
Even though the album is only being released in the end of April, you don’t need to wait to put the songs in your ipod and dance. If you pre-order their CD on SC Distribution, you can download the entire album RIGHT NOW and you will receive the physical album in May. Everybody loves receiving packages in the mail right?. You never remember that you bought something and then suddenly you are like.. Whaaat? What’s that package?! For Me? Anyways, I downloaded the album and let me tell you, it’s a very promising band.
One of my favorite on the album is called Highschool Lover, which was their first single release for the album. You can see the music video for the song just down here. This song is actually a good representation of what Bigfoot is all about. It’s very catchy, the beat is fun and Zach vocals are terrifics wihtout giving the impression he’s doing too much. The tone of his voice is very soothing and concise. The lyrics are obviously about a girl from his highschool and the story is very well written. Yes it’s pretty simple and not super intense lyrics but in summer time we are looking foward to chill beside a beach with a beer so it’s fine. The second piece that catched my attention is Will “The Thrill”, a very cute love story. From the start they present the melody that bodied and constructed the song which flows very well with the subtle drum beat. Again, it’s very catchy and it’s the kind of song you listen while driving in your car to nowhere.
Overall this album is an essential for your summer playlist. The happy and exciting vibe that Cayucas give carries well the songs throughout the entire album. It might look on the outside like an easy breezy album but when you listen closely you can see the time and effort they spent on creating Bigfoot. They are also part fo SXSW festival in Austin, TX this year and here’s a link to know where and when they play starting today!