YACHT Stream New Album And Prep for Tour

YACHT Stream New Album And Prep for Tour

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 now via iTunes First Play. A sweeping and visionary critique of the 21st century, I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler reveals the band at its most self-assured: critical, funny, tough, and musically diverse, crafting an infectious and hyperactive conceptual pop that seems to seep through the walls of an alternate universe. YACHT’s knowing references to technology, feminism and media are layered in complex arrangements in songs about holograms and phones, police violence and identity, sex and the future. The band fully lives up to the acronym that is their name: “Young Americans Challenging High Technology.”

Fans can also stream a track, the insane “Ringtone,” on Soundcloud right now. YACHT write, “‘Ringtone’ is about how actually talking on the phone has become so rare that it’s almost sensual—even frightening. Voices are charged with meaning that text alone can’t convey. This is particularly interesting in the light of the fact that although we rarely talk to one another, we do chatter constantly with little female assistants imprisoned in our phones.”

YACHT have teased their forthcoming album with a variety of conceptual stunts over the past few months: drones and billboards, museum installations and GIFs, fax machine art and Uber data. Billboard write, “while YACHT masterminds Jona Bechtolt and Claire Evans are pointing out the future’s uncoolness they are ironically doing it in mind-blowingly cool terms.” A timeline of their unique technological subversions can be followed at http://ittfwbc.com/.

The band will be touring this fall, bringing their computer rock show to New York, Los Angeles, and more—all dates, including a European tour, are below.

YACHT – I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler- Tracklisting
(October 16th, 2015 | Downtown Records)

1. Miles & Miles
2. White Mirror
3. Matter
4. Ringtone
5. I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler
6. L.A. Plays Itself
7. I Wanna Fuck You Til I’m Dead
8. Hologram
9. Don’t Be Rude
10. War On Women
11. The Entertainment

YACHT 2015 Tour Dates
Oct 17 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA *
Oct 20 – Casbah – San Diego, CA *
Oct 22 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA *
Oct 24 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR *
Oct 25 – Neumos – Seattle, WA *
Nov 5 – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY * [SOLD OUT]
Nov 7 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC *
Nov 9 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA *
Nov 12 – Paradiso Noord – Amsterdam, NL
Nov 15 – Badaboum – Paris, FR
Nov 16 – Oslo – London, UK
Nov 17 – Night and Day – Manchester, UK
Nov 19 – Vooruit Café – Gent, BE
Nov 20 – Molotov – Hamburg, DE
Nov 21 – Salon IKSV – Istanbul, TR
Nov 22 – Luxor – Cologne, DE
Nov 23 – Lido – Berlin, DE

* with Larry Gus