“You can’t spell Shangri-La without L.A.” says YACHT. “Utopia, like reality, is not a physical experience, nor one dictated by the boundaries of a particular space. Rather, it’s a movable feast, defined by its capacity to adapt and change to new surroundings. Basically, any place can be Utopia. But it doesn’t hurt when that place is already Los Angeles.”
This one’s a winner. 32 artists / 32 tracks featuring SBTRKT, Youth Lagoon, Spank Rock, Rainbow Arabia, Destroyer, Real Estate, Phantogram,YACHT, Beastie Boys, Cults, Santigold, Friends, M83 and more.
Thank god someone is keeping the cowbell in play. YACHT’s new single is a nice piece of LCD-style dance-punk business that moves from the mountains ranges to a cult playing Twister.
Fun Fun Fun Fest is this weekend in Austin,TX and the lineup is insane: M83, Girls,Passion Pit, Lykke Li, ,The Damned, Slayer,Danzig, Public Enemy,Odd Future, Diplo, Spank Rock, Wugazi, Neon Indian, Henry Rollins, Turquoise Jeep, Cold Cave, Yacht, Grimes, Purity Ring…it goes on.
Seattle hosts yet another amazing music festival September 3rd-5th. Act featured include: Hall and Oates, Wiz Khalifa, Big Boi, YACHT, Phantogram, Broken Social Scene and many more.
Treasure Island Music Festival celebrates its fifth birthday in October with a great lineup: Empire of the Sun, Cut Copy, Death From Above 1979, Flying Lotus, Dizee Rascal, Chromeo, YACHT, Shabazz Palaces, Warpaint, The Antlers, Friendly Fires, Death Cab For Cutie, Explosions In The Sky, Beach House and more.
Stereogum gives us a fantastic, two-volume mixtape, made just for summer. Featuring: The Weeknd, John Maus, YACHT, J Masics, Hooray For Earth, Cold Cave, Washed Out, and lots more.
It sounds as if James Murphy’s DFA Records is the right place for YACHT to call home: frenetic and infectious beats, a dose of cowbell and a technicolor video.
This week: Bon Iver leaves the cabin behind, Ty Segall brings hummable hooks, When Saints Go Machine sounds familiar, YACHT keeps doing what they do, and James Leyland Kirby explores music and memory as The Caretaker.