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YACHT Offer New Apology for Non-Apology on Fake Sex Tape

"After all is said and done, of course you should be mad at us. We're mad at us too."

May 11, 2016

We were hoping that this whole YACHT fake sex tape fiasco was over, but now the band has issued a new apology in which they apologize for yesterday's non-apology. More

Turns Out YACHT Sex Tape Was Fake, Band Issues Statement About Publicity Stunt

"It's a project that allowed us to play with science fiction, the attention economy, clickbait journalism, and celebrity sex tapes all at once."

May 10, 2016

Yesterday we posted the strange story that YACHT were selling their own sex tape after it at leaked. Well it turns out the whole thing was fake, a publicity stunt that has not been well received now that the truth has been revealed. The band has issued a statement about the whole thing after various websites debunked the story and called the band out.

YACHT Selling Their Leaked Sex Tape

"We don't have any illusion that this tape is ever going to vanish completely from the Internet."

May 09, 2016

Here's a strange story. YACHT are now selling their sex tape. The electro-pop duo of Jona Bechtolt and Claire Evans have been romantic partners since 2006, as well as bandmates. They filmed a sex tape purely for their personal pleasure and use, but it was leaked to the Internet "due to a series of technological missteps and one morally abject person," as they have explained in a Facebook postMore

Apr 25, 2016

Prince passed away at his home last Thursday and the Prince tributes and covers have been fittingly constant ever since. YACHT have shared a cover of Prince's "Annie Christian" (originally found on his 1981 album Controversy).  More

Listen: YACHT - “Christmas Alone” (Plus Robert Pollard’s Holiday Song)

Indie For the Holidays Compilation Out via Amazon Today

Nov 20, 2015

It's not even Thanksgiving yet and today we've already posted a darkly humorous Christmas song by Sparks and a cover of Wham!'s "Last Christmas" by Carly Rae Jepsen. Now here's another holiday-themed tune, from YACHT, entitled "Christmas Alone," which you can stream below. More

Listen: YACHT - “Ringtone (Joe Goddard of Hot Chip Remix)”

I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler Out Now on Downtown

Nov 11, 2015

Last month YACHT released their new album, I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler (the follow-up to 2011's Shangri-La and 2014's Where Does This Disco EP), via Downtown. The album was announced via a billboard in Los Angeles. Then the band revealed the album's tracklist via a series of GIFs on BuzzFeed and faxed the album art to 300 fans. More

Watch: YACHT - “I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler” Lyric Video

I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler Due Out October 16 on Downtown

Aug 14, 2015

YACHT previously announced their new album, I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler (the follow-up to 2011's Shangri-La and 2014's Where Does This Disco EP), via a billboard in Los Angeles. More

YACHT Announces New Album Via a Billboard in Los Angeles

I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler Due This Fall on Downtown

Jul 29, 2015

YACHT announced their new album today, the follow-up to 2011's Shangri-La and 2014's Where Does This Disco? EP, via a billboard in Los Angeles, on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and La Brea Ave.  More

Nov 06, 2014

YACHT has taken their twisted synth inclinations to The Drums' single “I Can’t Pretend.” More

Aug 15, 2013

Portland electro-pop duo YACHT have unveiled a brand new single, "Party at the NSA." More

Nov 30, 2011

Check out the video for YACHT’s “I Walked Alone,” (A cut from this year’s album, Shangri-La) in which the band walks alone—together. More

Treasure Island Festival 2011 Lineup Announced – Death Cab for Cutie, St. Vincent, and more

Performers Also Include Cut Copy, Beach House, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Friendly Fires, Empire of the Sun, Battles, and others

Jul 26, 2011

Today, Treasure Island Music Festival announced their 2011 lineup. More

Listen: YACHT “Utopia” Remixes

Remixes by The Miracles Club, White Rainbow, and Jeffrey Jerusalem

Jul 12, 2011

YACHT have released three remixes of their single "Utopia," from Shangri-La, released June 21. More

Stream New YACHT Single, “Utopia”

Second Song Taken from Shangri-La

Jun 07, 2011

YACHT has released the second single from their upcoming album Shangri-La. The followup to 2009's See Mystery Lights is due June 21st. More

YACHT Head Out On TOUR

Duo to Debut New Material on Tour

Jan 25, 2011

Art-rock duo YACHT is heading out on an extensive North American tour. Along the way, they’ll be road testing new material. We have the details.  More

LCD Soundsystem Confirm North American Headlining Tour

Preview "Drunk Girls" Music Video

Apr 05, 2010

LCD Soundsystem put on an insane dance party for their shows and fans that haven't already experienced the craziness will soon get their chance. James Murphy's crew of party-starters announced a bunch of North American concerts today. More

YACHT to Open for Yeah Yeah Yeahs on Upcoming Tour

“Secret” Show Tomorrow Night in Brooklyn

Sep 03, 2009

YACHT announces tour with Yeah Yeah Yeahs. We have dates and info on tomorrow night's secret show. More



Reviews

I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler

I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler

Downtown

Nov 30, 2015

 Thought the Future Would Be Cooler somehow crosses the levity of Ric Ocasek with the gravity of Annie Lennox to give us a pretty freaking spot-on document of a life spent online set to a robotic New Wave beat. This immaculate nugget of poppy perfection is almost too clinical for its own good and aesthetically, that's not inappropriate. More

Where Does This Disco? EP

Where Does This Disco? EP

Downtown

Nov 07, 2014

Why aren't these called singles anymore? Three songsone of them previously releasedand a remix only make an EP in the most minimalist sense, but we'll take it. More

Shangri-La

Shangri-La

DFA

Jul 28, 2011

Here's YACHT, surfacing for another round on DFA, continuing roughly where they left off on 2009's See Mystery Lights, with the kind of stripped-down, danceable fare that made their move to DFA appropriate, and a continued/expanding salvo of cheeky, pseudo-cultish conceptualism. More