YACHT Announces Winter Tour Dates
New EP Strawberry Moon Out Now
Los Angeles’ Dance-pop purveyors YACHT have announced 2018 winter tour dates in support of their latest EP Strawberry Moon, out now. The five-song EP is a pop polemic about online culture, animal rights, and the deep loneliness of failure. See below for complete tour dates.
YACHT began as the solo project of Jona Bechtolt, a musician and multimedia artist who dropped out of high school in the 90s to play drums in a touring punk band. Jona began recording as YACHT in 2002, releasing the largely instrumental Super Warren MMIV (States Rights Records) in 2003, followed by Mega (2004), and I Believe in You. Your Magic Is Real. (200). During this time, Jona also collaborated with Devendra Banhart, Bobby Birdman, Mirah, Little Wings, and The Microphones, among others, was a prolific remixer, and created commissioned multimedia performances for PICA, Rhizome, The Kitchen, and MoMA.
YACHT transformed from a solo project to a duo with the addition of writer Claire L. Evans, who joined the band with the critically-acclaimed See Mystery Lights, named “Best New Music” by Pitchfork and a “Critic’s Choice” by the New York Times in 2009.
Their 2015 album I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler was released on the back of a highly conceptual promotional campaign entirely architected by the band that was nominated for two Webby Awards. At the end of 2016, YACHT temporarily imploded. After a silence, they have returned with the five-song EP Strawberry Moon.
Claire L. Evans’ first book, Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women who Made the Internet, will be published by Penguin in March 2018.
YACHT 2018 TOUR DATES
01-12 Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
01-13 Toronto, ON – The Garrison
01-15 Boston, MA – Great Scott
01-16 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
01-18 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
01-19 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
02-03 Seattle, WA – Baboza
02-05 Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret
02-06 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
02-07 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
02-09 Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
02-10 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom