Every year the South by Southwest music conference is a bit overwhelming. This year 2,000 bands took to various venues throughout Austin. The variety…Read More
Yacht (stylized as YACHT, Y△CHT or Y▲CHT) is an American band from Portland, Oregon, Marfa, Texas, and Los Angeles, California. The core group consists of Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans , but expands to include musicians Rob “Bobby Birdman” Kieswetter, and Jeffrey Brodsky as touring members.
Yacht has released albums on States Rights Records, Marriage Records, and DFA Records.
n June 2011, Yacht released Shangri-La, their second album on DFA Records. They made a double video for its first two singles, “Utopia” and ‘”Dystopia (The Earth Is on Fire),” directed by experimental filmmaker and documentarian Rene Daalder. In 2012 they recorded “Le Goudron”, a cover of the Brigitte Fontaine song (1969). In early 2013, retailer Kohls used Yacht typeface imagery and lyrics from “Shangri-La” on a series of tshirts momentarily available online, until the band notified the company about possible legal liabilities.
In an August 2012 interview with New York Music News, Clare Evans explained the Yacht band, business and belief system: “Yacht is the name we give to all the projects we do together. Usually that’s recording and performing music, but as we emphasize in our axiom of “band, business, and belief system,” there are both materialistic and metaphysical dimensions to our work. It’s full-spectrum.”
Treefort Music Fest is a music and arts festival featuring over 400 bands plus film, art, comedy, yoga, and more across multiple venues in…Read More
Los Angeles-based YACHT presented us with “Ringtone,” last month, the third cut from the concept-bending and genre-defying album I Thought The Future Would be…Read More
YACHT’s new album, I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler, is available everywhere on Downtown Records; today, they are excited to share the title…Read More
YACHT’s music video for their self-titled track begins with the statement: “The future is an impossible goal […] We’ve made an album about that….Read More
With next week’s release of I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler on the horizon, YACHT are excited to stream the album in full…Read More
When traffic in Los Angeles gets bad, demand for Uber increases, resulting in surge pricing. But when surge pricing happens in L.A. on Tuesday,…Read More
YACHT: “We’re so floored to hear ‘I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler’ through the filter of MC Eric and Ya Kid K. ‘Pump…Read More
YACHT are excited to announce their new album, I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler, out October 16th on Downtown Records. In an exclusive…Read More
In 1997 legendary Riot Grrrl pioneer Kathleen Hanna released a solo album under the name‚ “Julie Ruin” with the intention of forming a band…Read More
n celebration of today’s release of their EP, Where Does This Disco? YACHT are sharing the new song “Terminal Beach” with fans for streaming and…Read More
YACHT have announce the release of their forthcoming EP, Where Does This Disco?, out 11/11 via their new label, Downtown Records. The EP will feature previously released title track “Where Does This Disco?” alongside its Jerome LOL remix, as well as their brand new single, “Works Like Magic.”The band explain, “The science fiction writer J.G. Ballard once said that ‘sex times:Read More