YACHT Developing Comedy Show for Amazon


Is YACHT still considered a Portland band? Although the art-pop group relocated to Los Angeles a few years ago, it'll probably always be thought of as honorary Stumptownians, so it's still appropriate to report on the group's activities. In a typical move for L.A. transplants, the band is developing a TV show (or web series—same diff). Amazon Studios, which is indeed connected to the online retail ...   More
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

TBA Diaries: Claire L. Evans, Restore From Backup


Arts & Books
Claire Evans is onstage at the Crystal Ballroom, clutching her signature all-white mic and contortedly dancing her way through a diametric dyad of songs off Shangri-La, the latest record from her and Jona Bechtolt's band YACHT.On “Dystopia (The Earth Is On Fire),” Evans (half-joking that the song is about her and Bechtolt's adopted home, Los Angeles) takes a dark view of humankind's direction—particularly ...   More
Friday, September 14, 2012 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

Album Review: YACHT

Shangri-La (DFA Records)

Album Reviews
[DISCO INFERNO] The fifth album by the discofied pop outfit YACHT is also the second to feature a solidified lineup of leader Jona Bechtolt with ingénue/foil Claire Evans. Not that she follows Bec   More
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 ROBERT HAM

DFA Premieres New YACHT song "Dystopia (The Earth is On Fire)"

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Now this is an interesting way to combat a leak. Today the DFA records blog posted the second of its "White Out Sessions," where James Murphy's impeccable dance-rock label plays a new song from one of its artists on a turntable in the label's office. After hearing "Dystopia (The Earth is On Fire)," an unheard YACHT track, I'm pretty sure it's the new YACHT single. I'm also pretty sure that the hook ...   More
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER


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