By Mandi Kimes
Dancing at the Blue Lagoon, the new album from Cayucas, is out June 23rd on Secretly Canadian. The band has already shared the summery pop perfect lead single, “Moony Eyed Walrus,” which takes surf guitar into fragmented, unpredictable places.
The song’s new video, filmed in Big Sur’s Limekiln State Park, north of Cayucos, the band's namesake town, sees Zach and Ben Yudin carrying a surfboard amongst lush greenery, waterfalls and redwoods that epitomize the beauty of Cayucas’ former home and wonderfully complement the sun-drenched, jangly California vibes of their music. The Wall Street Journal describes “Moony Eyed Walrus” as “effervescent.”
Director Nolan Goff says, “It started with Zach sending me the Pixies’ ‘Velouria’ video, which is pretty simple and off-the-wall, and we decided to try a kind of spooky, little surf film. One that’s more about the forest standing between, than the beach on the other side.”
Cayucas will embark on a massive tour in support of Dancing at the Blue Lagoon starting next month. The North American dates are book-ended by a special KCRW Summer Nights performance and a stop at Music Fest NW.
Dancing at the Blue Lagoon is out June 23rd on Secretly Canadian.