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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 on… More »

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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

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…
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…
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.
Tom Breihan | February 17, 2012 - 12:37 pm

YACHT – “I Walked Alone” Video

YACHT's video for the cowbell-happy track "I Walked Alone" is a pretty simple affair. Throughout most of it, the Portland synth-psych duo are the only…
Tom Breihan | November 30, 2011 - 2:51 pm

Download Stereogum’s Cruel Summer 2011 Mix

Here's the sequel to last year's popular heartbreak of a mixtape, Cruel Summer. That one was worn, forlorn, and sexual, it was the soundtrack arc…
Amrit Singh | July 1, 2011 - 3:23 pm

YACHT – “Utopia”/”Dystopia (The Earth Is On Fire)” Video

YACHT paired Shangri-La's "Utopia" and "Dystopia (The Earth Is On Fire)" for this shiny Rene Daalder-directed video.
brandon | June 22, 2011 - 3:13 pm

YACHT – “Breaking The Law ” (Judas Priest Cover)

Here is the anti-authoritarian classic "Breaking The Law" in the hands of Jona and Claire of YACHT. If you don't know YACHT and don't know…
Amrit Singh | June 17, 2011 - 2:17 pm

YACHT – “Utopia”

So far you've heard “Dystopia (The Earth Is On Fire),” and "I Walk Alone," now you can hear "Utopia," another track from YACHT's upcoming DFA…
jessica | June 7, 2011 - 5:39 pm

YACHT – “I Walked Alone”

You got plenty of Shangri-La background plus first single “Dystopia (The Earth Is On Fire)” in Cole’s YACHT Progress Report. Dig deeper into Jona and…
brandon | May 9, 2011 - 4:38 pm

The Chemical Brothers, Chromeo, YACHT @ Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood 8/29/10

Playing only a handful of shows in the States in support of their latest album Further, the Chemical Brothers went big for an electrifying debut…
Andrew Youssef | August 30, 2010 - 8:56 am

YACHT – “Nausea” (X Cover)

YACHT visited BBC Radio 6, and did this cover of X's "Nausea," a song they've loved since seeing The Decline Of Western Civilization. They've been…
jessica | July 21, 2010 - 2:37 pm

The xx – “Islands” Video

The video for their "VCR" had a youthful, romantic storyline, but the xx's "Islands" strikes a different move, and a different pose, but also kind…
jessica | April 21, 2010 - 11:47 am

YACHT – “The Afterlife” Video

If you were chasing the dance party down in Austin last week, you couldn't have done better than stalking YACHT: Their live sets topped lists,…
Amrit Singh | March 23, 2010 - 1:27 pm

SXSW 2010: The Wrap Up

We saw a bunch of bands this past week. Not every set was memorable, but there were more than enough highlights to make the stiff…
stereogum | March 23, 2010 - 11:42 am