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WATCH // Cayucas Share “Moony Eyed Walrus” Video, ‘Dancing At The Blue Lagoon’ Out 6/23


[Cayucas] new single Moony Eyed Walrus brings a more refined but nonetheless infectious energy. It’s the kind of rock music that the summer beckons and we predict this will be on heavy rotation this year.
Cool Hunting

The surf is gnarly on this song, with groovy guitar stabs, big drums, and sweeps crashing together to propel the track forward. A couple of head-bobbing breakdowns are definitely worth mention too. The time away has done them well.
Stereogum

Because tropical + jangly / breezy = summer song. Period.
Esquire

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 bookended by a special KCRW Summer Nights performance and a stop at Music Fest NW. A full list of shows is below after the jump.

Pre-order Dancing at the Blue Lagoon via SCD, Amazon, iTunes, or your local record store.

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WATCH // Suuns And Jerusalem In My Heart Share “Gazelles In Flight” Video Via Noisey, New Collaborative Album Out April 14th


Beginning in November 2012, Suuns [Ben Shemie, Liam O’Neill, Max Henry and Joseph Yarmush] and long time friend, Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, aka Jerusalem In My Heart, rented a studio in Montreal for seven days to record. The session turned into the amazing collection of tracks on the upcoming album Suuns and Jerusalem In My Heart, out April 14th via Secret City in Canada and Secretly Canadian worldwide. Today, we’re sharing the video for the first single off the record, “Gazelles In Flight”, premiering this morning via Noisey and available to watch above or here on YouTube.

You can pre-order the album via SCD, Amazon, iTunes, or your local record store.

Directed by Charles-Andre Coderre, the film is made from 16mm color film archives found in a Montreal garbage container. The original footage has been modified by various handmade film techniques. On the unique video, Suuns says:


“This is our second video shot on film, while Jerusalem in my Heart works exclusively with reel-to-reel analogue film projectors. Visual artist, Charles-Andre Coderre – and visual counterpart to JIMH – manipulated the film and put this video together for this first single. It made sense to keep the video in-house, just like the music, and maintain a link to our respective projects.”


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SUUNS And Jerusalem In My Heart TRACKLIST:


1. 2amoutu I7tirakan
2. Metal
3. Seif
4. In Touch
5. Gazelles In Flight
6. Leyla
7. 3attam Babey

LISTEN // JJ Shares “Dean & Me (Henning Furst Remix)”, On European Tour Now

Today via Clash Magazine, Swedish duo JJ have shared Henning Furst’s remix of “Dean & Me”. The track comes off of 2014’s V. For those of you across the pond, catch Elin & Joakim as they bring their live act across Europe through the end of the year. Full dates are below. Listen to “Dean & Me (Henning Furst Remix)” above or on SoundCloud.

Grab the new album via SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, or your local record store.

JJ EU TOUR DATES
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12/03/14 Brighton, UK – Unitarian Church
12/04/14 Bristol, UK – Start The Bus
12/05/14 Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen
12/06/14 Dublin, IE – Opium Room
12/07/14 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
12/09/14 London, UK – Oslo
12/11/14 Strasbourg, FR – La Laiterie
12/12/14 Fontenay Sous Bois, FR – Festival Les Aventuries
12/13/14 Paris, FR – La Badaboum
12/15/14 Paris, FR – La Badaboum
12/16/14 Amsterdam, NL – Sugarfactory
12/17/14 Hamburg, DE – Kleiner Donner
12/18/14 Berlin, DE – Bang Bang Club
01/29/15 Istanbul, TR – Babylon

WATCH // Electric Youth Share SC Live Session Part 1 – “A Real Hero” Via NPR Music, New Album ‘Innerworld’ Out 9/30




Electric Youth have shared another look at their SC debut Innerworld out September 30th / 29th in the EU. The group played a special live session version for uys of their hit single “A Real Hero” which NPR Music premiered at the end of last week. Watch the session above or here on Youtube.

The new album will be out at the end of the month but you can pre-order it now via SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

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LISTEN // Jens Lekman Shares ‘WWJD’ Mixtape Featuring Three Unreleased Songs

SC artist Jens Lekman is back with a special mixtape of his favorite tunes plus three never before heard tracks “WWJD”, “I Remember”, and “What’s That Perfume That You Wear?”. Jens offers the story behind the mix tape in his own words below.

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While travelling through midwest America some time ago I stopped at a gasstation and bought a WWJD bracelet for $1.99 and insisted that it stood for “What Would Jens Do?”. I would look at it when I felt indecisive, think about what Jens really would do and then do the opposite of that. I thought that would be a good way to find some new paths in life, and to get away from the paths I kept taking that didn’t lead me anywhere good.

“WWJD” is a song about regrets, learning from your mistakes, and bettering yourself. I wrote it last year, recorded it quickly and felt it didn’t fit in with most of the other songs I was writing. Together with “What’s That Perfume That You Wear?” and “I Remember” they weren’t adhering to the rules I had set up for my next album but they were also too good to forget. So I weaved them in exclusively on this mixtape where they are stations on a longer journey, where loops and smaller fragments, ideas for songs and favourite songs by others swoosh by outside the window. Feel free to open that window and feel the breeze in your hair.

Yours truly,
Jens Lekman

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AUDIO

Fixations by Gardens & Villa
Everybody by Gardens & Villa
Falling by Here We Go Magic
Not You by Steven A. Clark
Moony Eyed Walrus by Cayucas
Gazelles In Flight by Suuns
Blue Chicago Moon by Songs: Ohia
Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness

VIDEOS

Falling by Here We Go Magic

Fixations by Gardens & Villa

Moony Eyed Walrus by Cayucas

COMING SOON

Gardens & Villa
Music For Dogs
CD / LP
Steven A. Clark
The Lonely Roller
CD / LP
Here We Go Magic
Be Small
CD / LP

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Cayucas
New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom

The War On Drugs
Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza

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