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 technology equals the future. We argue that sex and technology coexist in our present: we touch, we push buttons, we seek intimacy in screens. When we connect, it works like magic. ‘Works Like Magic’ is the first song we’ve written with our close collaborators, and bandmates, Rob ‘Bobby Birdman’ Kieswetter and Jeffrey Brodsky.”
They continue, “Where Does This Disco? EP is our latest investigation into how the present transforms into the future, blending allusions to sex, media, and technological inevitability into a soundtrack for the Anthropocene.”
This week, Bechtolt and Evans will also be speaking about their multidisciplinary creative approach at WIRED Magazine’s WIRED by Design conference in Marin County, CA, at the legendary Skywalker Ranch, alongside a variety of renowned creatives. More information can be found on the conference here.
YACHT will also be launching their collection of sunglasses for Chilli Beans this week, with inspiration drawn from Yayoi Kusama, the Memphis Collective, and vintage industrial design. The band explain, “we designed these sunglasses based on our own dreams—they’re all sunglasses we wanted to see in the world. Chilli Beans have been delightfully indulgent, working with us to create new frame shapes and lens styles. Some of the glasses are surreal, even camp. Others wear their specialness in more subtle ways. They’re all completely wearable.” The sunglasses will be available for purchase as of Wednesday, October 1st via ChilliBeans.com.
Stream “Where Does This Disco” Original Version and Jerome LOL Remix
Where Does This Disco? Tracklisting
1. Where Does This Disco?
2. Works Like Magic
3. Terminal Beach
4. Where Does This Disco? (Jerome LOL Remix)
YACHT 2014 North American Tour Dates
Oct 1 – Wonder Ballroom [tickets] – Portland, OR *
Oct 2 – Fortune Sound Club [tickets] – Vancouver, BC *
Oct 3 – Neumos [tickets] – Seattle, WA *
Oct 5 – TBD Festival [tickets] – Sacramento, CA
* with White Fang