Synthpop band Y△CHT Celebrates Its 10 Year Anniversary

YACHT’s Claire L. Evans perfoms at their 10 yr Anniversary Celebration – Echoplex 12/ 8/ 2012

Celebrating 10 years of making music as YACHT, Jona and company played to a sold out crowd at LA’s Echoplex on December 8th, 2012 playing songs from their whole oeuvre. With DJ Jacques Renault warming up the crowd (or was it angering… chants of YACHT could be heard from the first few rows) with an ear shattering, extremely long set.

With YACHT starting almost an hour late, the excited crowd (myself included) got right into dancing as soon as Jona took the stage, with Claire L. Evans and the rest of the band following shortly after. The celebratory performance was a best of set that included crowd favorites The Afterlife, Utopia, and Dystopia (The Earth is on Fire). Let’s hope YACHT has another 10 plus years in them. Check out YACHT’s new single and video, Second Summer in collaboration with ADHD.

YACHT’s music video for “Psychic City (Voodoo City)”

YACHT is a Band, Belief System, and Business conducted by a duo with presence in of Marfa, Texas and Portland, Oregon, USA. All people are welcome to become members of YACHT. Some items on the YACHT Mission Statement include but are not limited to: “YACHT is about group consciousness. YACHT is about the individual man or woman. If you believe these assertions to be contradictory, consider the Triangle: it is both a collection of points and a shape…the Triangle is also a concept map between three points. But it is not merely a concept…YACHT encourages online dissemination of all things…YACHT IS NOT A CULT.”

It all sounds and looks mildly trite but sort of very genuine in its childlike and enthusiastically declared motto like kids declaring a new land for themselves on a treehouse. The video is shot with some incredible hi-def camera and it’s crispness makes it serious and funny at the same time. There’s also a really awkward (and not very appealing in my opinion) desert makeout scene towards the end.

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