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Stream Translational Drifts: Moogfest Volume 1 Feat. Dan Deacon, YACHT, Julianna Barwick, & More Covering Electronic Music Influencers

Moogfest took this year off as they prepared to move to their new home of Durham, North Carolina after being nudged out of Asheville. But they’re coming back for sure — they’ve just announced that the next fest will take place 5/19-22 in 2016. To celebrate the announcement, the festival has shared an EP called… More »

By: James Rettig / July 14, 2015 - 5:06 pm

Watch Kathleen Hanna Voice An Alien In Short Film Myrna The Monster

MTV produced a short film entitled Myrna The Monster, which was directed by Ian Samuels and will premiere at Sundance Fest, beginning today in Park City, Utah. Kathleen Hanna stars as the voice of Myrna, a heartbroken twenty-something alien from the moon navigating the difficulties of trying to fit in amidst the unwelcoming Los Angele… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / January 22, 2015 - 12:57 pm

YACHT – “Terminal Beach”

YACHT’s new EP Where Does The Disco? comes out today. We’ve already heard the title track (and its Jerome LOL remix) plus “Works Like Magic.” Now they’ve shared the final track from the release, an anxious piece of dystopian rock called “Terminal Beach” that serves as the band’s tribute to science fiction writer J.G. Ballard. More »

By: James Rettig / November 11, 2014 - 11:26 am

The Drums – “I Can’t Pretend (YACHT Remix)”

The Drums released their latest album, Encyclopedia, back in September, and Tom noted that the single “I Can’t Pretend” marked an audible departure from the group’s more twee-oriented beginnings. Los Angeles-based duo YACHT’s remix of “I Can’t Pretend” ushers in an even larger transformation, teasing out some of the track’s muted synth lines and magnifying… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 6, 2014 - 10:38 am

YACHT – “Works Like Magic”

The electro-pop philosophers YACHT are coming back later this fall with a new EP called Where Does This Disco?, and they’ve already shared the title track. Given that singer Claire L. Evans writes a great science column for Grantland, it makes sense the the group’s new songs are concerned with technology and sci-fi. “Works Like… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 26, 2014 - 2:21 pm

YACHT – “Where Does This Disco?” + Jerome LOL Remix

YACHT are back with a new single on a new label. “Where Does This Disco?” is out now on Downtown, along with a remix by Jerome LOL of DJ Dodger Stadium. Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans issued a statement explaining the thinking behind their punny new wave super-jam:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 9, 2014 - 12:15 pm

De Lux – “Better At Making Time (YACHT Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

De Lux’s Voyage single “Better At Making Time” was already a genius bit of giddy, bass-driven disco-funk — think Talking Heads circa Remain In Light as filtered through the slightly sleeker postmillennial dance-punk revival spearheaded by James Murphy and friends. Now YACHT has remixed the tune into something even better suited for slipping into late-night… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 9, 2014 - 2:02 pm

YACHT – “Plastic Soul” Video

While 2011’s Shangri-La was primarily marked by frenetic bursts of energy like “Utopia” and “I Walked Alone,” YACHT’s new single is probably the softest and most laidback song they’ve released to date. It’s filled with YACHT’s typical New Age platitudes, such as “Hey, the world is old / But I am young and dumb and… More »

By: James Rettig / January 14, 2014 - 12:05 pm

YACHT – “Icarus Complex”

We’ve already heard songs from Four Tet and Rustie for the upcoming charity/concept album BOATS from Everything Is New and now YACHT is throwing its hat into the ring. All of the songs from the album sample the voices of children from southeast India’s Light Of Love Children’s Home and “Icarus Complex” uses these vocal… More »

By: James Rettig / December 10, 2013 - 1:20 pm

The Julie Ruin – “Right Home (YACHT Remix)”

When Kathleen Hanna was last playing around with synthy dance-music sonics in Le Tigre, the whole Tumblr remix-culture thing was still years ago, but god knows that band probably would’ve loved it. And Hanna sure seems amped about Portland duo YACHT’s bouncy, squirmy reworking of “Right Home,” a song from Hanna’s new band the Julie… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 30, 2013 - 10:20 am

YACHT – “Party At The NSA” (Feat. Marc Maron)

Portland electro-pop duo YACHT’s new song “Party At The NSA” is a lightweight new-wave jam about the surveillance state, which puts it firmly in the “99 Luftballoons” tradition of lightweight new-wave jams about heavy issues. The comedian and star podcaster Marc Maron played the song’s guitar solo, a connection that the group might’ve made after… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 15, 2013 - 1:08 pm

Photos: DFA 12th Year Anniversary Show

On Saturday, Brooklyn’s gorgeous Grand Prospectus Hall hosted an anniversary party for the new millennial cool factory that is DFA. The label tweeted that they were expecting around 4,000 people, and if you factor in the lack of weekend L train service, the formal attire, and the pent-up enthusiasm of that considerable number of ticket-holder… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 28, 2013 - 10:00 am

Chlöe Howl – “Rumour (YACHT Remix)”

Back in March, we posted the video for “Howl,” a truly excellent plainspoken pop single from the teenage British singer Chlöe Howl. The Portland electro-pop duo YACHT have now remixed that track, turning it into full-blooded, fleet-footed dance-pop that wouldn’t sound out of place on the new Disclosure album (which, I feel compelled to point… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 16, 2013 - 10:01 am

Does This Kohl’s Shirt Rip Off YACHT?

I feel like some version of this happens all the damn time: A couple years back, Forever 21 started selling a Flipper T-shirt that bore a distinct resemblance to a shirt worn by Kurt Cobain on Saturday Night Live in 1992 (which Cobain had created himself with a magic marker). Last year, UK fashion house… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 7, 2013 - 4:38 pm

Know Your Rites: YACHT

The thought that led to this short video was, basically, “Wouldn’t it be nice to document bands’ pre-show rituals?” As soon as I realized YACHT would be in town to perform a Full Moon Party, inspired by the traditional Thai full moon parties, something slightly larger clicked into place: YACHT are not just an electro-oriented… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 7, 2013 - 12:56 pm

YACHT – “Second Summer” Video

Psychedelic Portland dance-party duo YACHT haven’t announced plans for a new album, but they’re giving us a new song and a new video anyway, to celebrate the fact that they’ve been an ongoing project for 10 years now (even if “they” where a “he” for a whole lot of those years). The new song i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 6, 2012 - 11:39 am

YACHT Are Making A TV Show

Around last November, the band YACHT moved to Los Angeles. Just under a year later, they have announced a new TV show. YOU KNOW HOW IT IS. More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 16, 2012 - 5:07 pm

YACHT – “I’ll Be Your Mirror” (Velvet Underground Cover)

Last month, we posted YACHT’s excellently blippy cover of the great Brigitte Fontaine/Art Ensemble Of Chicago classic “Le Goudron.” And on that single’s B-side, they repeat the trick, doing a similarly club-friendly cover of another counterculture-pop anthem from the same era. This one, though, is a song that you probably already have strong feelings about:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 23, 2012 - 11:48 am

YACHT – “Le Goudron” (Brigitte Fontaine Cover)

In 1969, the French avant-pop singer Brigitte Fontaine recorded an intense, absorbing song called “Le Goudron” with free-jazz greats the Art Ensemble Of Chicago. It’s one of those icy examples of spaced-out continental cool that you usually only hear on indie-film soundtracks or on the Spotify playlists of friends whose music-history knowledge is much, much… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 24, 2012 - 3:55 pm

YACHT – “Shangri-La” Video

Portland-born synthpop duo YACHT have already released a couple of videos from their recent Shangri-La, and now there’s a new clip for the title track. In the video, the group’s two members engage in all sorts of quintessentially Los Angeles activities: Surfing, tai chi, getting tattooed, drinking veggie smoothies, hanging out with white-clad cults. It’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2012 - 12:37 pm
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