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New Single: YACHT “Utopia”

YACHT have already released their apocalyptic-themed synth-pop anthem “Dystopia (The Earth is on Fire) and now that
the rapture hasn’t actually destroyed the earth the duo are ready to share its companion track “Utopia.”  Click HERE to give it a listen. Both songs will appear on YACHT’s forthcoming new album and second for DFA Records, Shangri-La (out June 21st).

“Utopia” is both thematically and sonically different from “Dystopia.”  The track is a frantic piece of arty disco funk.  YACHT’s Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans fuse their vocals to create appropriately celestial-sounding harmonies.  Multiple layers of keys, guitars, drums, and more pound away in varying rhythms while the two sing lines like “there’s nothing in the future / it’s up to us to make utopia.”

YACHT will be joining bands like Guided by Voices, Wavves, Atlas Sound, and more as part of Brooklyn’s Northside Festival.  YACHT’s show will be at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Midnight Magic, The Miracles Club, and DFA DJ’s on Sunday,  June 19th.

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Yacht’s Weezer Cover

Portland’s YACHT previously announced that for the first time in their history they’ll be hitting the road with a backing band, who they’ve lovingly named The Straight Gaze.  Today you can hear your first taste of what YACHT sounds like with live accompaniment via their new iTunes session in the studio with The Mystery Lights Band.  The session features three tracks from last year’s critically acclaimed full-length, See Mystery Lights, as well as a cover of Weezer’s song “Holiday.” 

Click here to listen to Yacht’s version of Weezer’s “Holiday”

Fun fact:  Back in high school YACHT’s Claire L. Evans ran Geekrocklove, the 2nd most popular Weezer fansite at the time.

YACHT & The Mystery Lights Band iTunes Session Track List:

1.)  Summer Song

2.)  The Afterlife

3.)  Psychic City (Voodoo City)

4.)  Holiday

YACHT & The Straight Gaze Tour Dates: 

(All Shows with Bobby Birdman except Philadelphia with MNDR and Los Angeles with Small Black, Washed Out, Picture Plane)

02/19:  Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret

02/20:  Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub

02/22:  Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop

02/23:  Calgary, AB @ The Hi Fi Club

02/24:  Saskatoon, SK @ Scratch

02/26:  Northfield, MN @ The Cave at Carleton College

02/27:  Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle

02/28:  Gambier, OH @ The Horn Gallery

03/02:  Pontiac, MI @The Pike Room at Crofoot Ballroom

03/03:  Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah

03/04:  Toronto, ON @ Wrongbar

03/05:  Ottawa, ON @Ritual

03/06:  Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont

03/07:  Buffalo, NY @ Big Orbit Soundlab

03/11:  New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

03/12:  Philadelphia, PA @ Voyeur/ Makin Time

03/13:  Monterrey, MX @ Festival Nrmal – Alianza Francesca

03/15:  Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel

03/16:  Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn


03/25:  San Diego, CA @ Museum of Contemporary Art

03/26: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex (With Small Black, Washed Out, Picture Plane)

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