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YACHT’s dynamic synth pop duo of Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans took an untraditional route for this installment of Under The Influence, interspersing songs with books and pieces of art that influenced their new album Shangri-La. In the band’s words:… More »

New York just became the 6th largest state to approve same-sex marriage. Yes! The Senate bill passed 33-to-29, Governor Cuomo signed the measure shortly after, and the law goes into effect in 30 days. A historic night to be sure, one probably best not spent in front of a laptop. Too late. But in case… More »

PROGRESS REPORT: Portland’s cosmic dancers to release Shangri-La this summer.

After being on the phone with YACHT — the dynamic twosome of Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans — one thing quickly becomes clear: these two people are, in all likelihood, having a lot more fun than most people o… More »

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YACHT – “I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler”

Last month, electro-pop duo YACHT announced their new album I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler through a Los Angeles billboard. Noted for their high-po…
Lisa Brown | August 13, 2015 - 5:08 pm

Watch The Kathleen Hanna-Starring, YACHT-Scored Short Myrna

Back in January, we reported that Kathleen Hanna, the punk-singing legend of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre and the Julie Ruin, was set to play…
Tom Breihan | August 4, 2015 - 2:24 pm

YACHT Announce New Album I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler On L.A. Billboard

High-concept pop duo YACHT are known for extending that adventurous spirit into extracurriculars like an iPhone app and a sunglass line. As Pitchfork reports, their…
Chris DeVille | July 29, 2015 - 5:50 pm

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…
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…
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."…
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…
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
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…
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
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…
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 it…
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…
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…
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…
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-po…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Amrit Singh | October 16, 2012 - 5:07 pm
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