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YACHT 6/15 Glasshouse Pomona Review/Photos

June 18, 2012 The Audio Perv 0

Words by Ace Ubas, photos by Marcello Ambriz

In an interview I did with Yacht, they discussed how a visual media is important in their live set as it compliments their music. Typically, they have visual projections that appear behind them as they perform. But at the Glasshouse in Pomona Friday night, they were without projections (because of the venue set up, maybe?). Instead, two images of their triangle logo donned the stage to decorate the stage. However, the …

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YACHT Fun Fun Fun Fest Day 1

November 20, 2011 drainu182 0

By Jennifer Murtha (

Taking the stage by storm YACHT was the first band we caught at Fun Fun Fun Fest and man did they set the bar high. Starting off as a solo project for Jona Bechtolt, YACHT now also includes Claire L. Evans and a few touring musicians. Evans took the stage in an all-white ensemble bringing a surge of energy that could be felt immediately. The rest of her bandmates followed and we were all …

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TAP Exclusive Interview: YACHT

September 25, 2011 drainu182 0

By Ace Ubas

YACHT is not merely a band. Rather, the duo of Jona Bechtolt and Claire Evans call YACHT a multimedia project – a project that delves equally into music, video, and performance art.

Their concerts can be described using a wide range of adjectives. But one thing it’s not is predictable. With various video projections and different methods of crowd interaction such as question and answer segments, you never know what’s going to happen at their show.

Before …

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YACHT FYF Fest Photos

September 12, 2011 drainu182 0

The dance-pop duo YACHT recently released their album Shangri-La on DFA Records. Last weekend, they played FYF Fest in Los Angeles. Our photographer Robert Vega ( was there to get some superb shots of the band.

Check them out inside.

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FYF Fest 2011: The Review

September 6, 2011 drainu182 1

FYF Fest took place this Saturday to Los Angeles State Historic Park. We sent our writer Ace Ubas and photographer Robert Vega out to cover it. Take a few minutes to read about the awesome festival that you missed (or relive it if you were there!)

Twin Sister (Raphael’s Stage: 12:30-1:00)

I began the festival with the Long Island-based quintet Twin Sister. With an acclaimed EP Color Your Life and an upcoming album entitled In Heaven, vocalist Andrea

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How To Spend Your Time At FYF Festival (Nine Bands You Shouldn’t Miss!)

August 30, 2011 drainu182 0

By Ace Ubas

The best thing about the summer is the mélange of music festivals that take place around the world. Unfortunately, the season is winding down to a close. But worry not, folks! Taking place this Saturday September 3rd at the L.A. State Historic Park in Downtown Los Angeles, FYF Fest is going to make sure that everyone’s summer ends with a loud bang.

Festival founder Sean Carnage has watched his musical offspring grow bigger and better each …

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YACHT Release Trippy Double-Video for “Utopia” and “Dystopia”

June 22, 2011 drainu182 0

Yesterday Portland’s YACHT released their critically-acclaimed new album, Shangri-La, on iTunes through DFA Records. It will be available digitally everywhere next week on June 28th. The duo also recently stopped by NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert (click HERE to watch) and Sirius’ XMU (premiering tonight at 9pm EST) with their live backing band.

YACHT are also unveiling their trippy, epic double-video for the first two tracks on the new album, “Utopia” and “Dystopia (Earth is on Fire).” Band member Claire …

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YACHT Share New Track “Utopia”

June 7, 2011 drainu182 0

YACHT have already released their apocalyptic-themed synth-pop anthem “Dystopia (The Earth is on Fire)” and now that the rapture hasn’t actually destroyed the earth the duo are ready to share its companion track “Utopia.” Click HERE to give it a listen if you didn’t check DFA’s whiteout session last night, and head over to iTunes to purchase the track. Both songs will appear on YACHT’s forthcoming new album and second for DFA Records, Shangri-La (out June 21st).

“Utopia” is both …