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Yacht (Jona from the Blow) – MP3s, 2007 Tour Dates & pics from SXSW

DOWNLOAD: Yacht – See A Penny (Pick It Up) (MP3) (new one)
DOWNLOAD: Yacht – Hot Dog (Iron Cobra Version) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Yacht – I have a Computer (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Yacht – It’s Just Music (Devendra Banhart tour jam) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Yacht – From the Sky, Down (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Yacht – Remember What This Feels Like (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Yacht – Sometimes I Doubt Your Commitment to Sparkle Motion (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Blow – Hock It (We Two Yacht Remix)(MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Blow – Pile of Gold(MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Mirah – Make It Hot (Over Yacht Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Bobby Birdman – And Then It Begins (YACHT Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Bobby Birdman – I will come Again (YACHT Remix) (MP3)

YachtThough SXSW advertises (advertised) that they run through Sunday (March 18, 2007), the festival is pretty much over after Saturday night. Most people have left Austin by Sunday afternoon, and there were only even three official music showcases to pick from on that last night – two of them at Emo’s – one of which was all cover bands, and the other which was a mix of wacky, sometimes humorous dance and hip hop. Performers on the “wacky” bill included V.I.P., Grand Buffet, DJ Jester the Filipino Fist, and Yacht.

I stayed that extra night, and so I was psyched that there was at least one performer left in town that I really wanted to see (Yacht) (Steaming Wolf Penis next door at Beerland was tempting though).

[full disclosure: I actually did try to see Steaming Wolf Penis, but I missed them by a second, so I went back to Emo’s even though there was a Queens of the Stone Age-related reunion going on after Steaming Wolf Penis.]

Yacht (aka Jona [pronounced JOHN UH)] from the Blow] was entertaining. His performance (much like Khaela’s from the Blow who Jona doesn’t seem to tour with) is just him singing, and dancing, and acting “silly” on stage. All the background music is pre-recorded – he just hits play on his laptop or iPod. I was cynical at first, but was totally into it by the end.

Yacht @ Emos

Yacht is coming to Brooklyn on April 14th to play Cinders Gallery with Telepathe. Then he’ll play Bard College on the 15th, and then he’ll end his NY run with a show at Hiro Ballroom on the 16th that also has Professor Murder and Gang Gang Dance on the bill. More pics and tour dates below…..

YACHT (aka Jona Bechtolt) will release his third full-length album, I Believe in You. Your Magic is Real. on May 8, 2007 on Portland’s Marriage Records. YACHT will also release a collection of remixes he’s done for other artists (including Mirah, Tussle, Architecture in Helsinki and more) on States Rights Records, titled Our Friends in Hell. On May 5 in Portland, OR YACHT will stage “the most epic CD release party ever” on an actual yacht.

Yacht @ Emos

YACHT – I Believe In You. Your Magic is Real. – track list:

1.So Post All ‘Em
2.See A Penny (Pick It Up)
3.We’re Always Waiting
4.Platinum (feat. Bobby Birdman)
5.It’s All The Same Price (feat. Eats Tapes)
6.The Magic Beat
7.Drawing In the Dark
8.It’s Coming to Get You
9.If Music Could Cure All That Ails You
10.I Believe In You
11.Your Magic Is Real
12.Women Of The World

Yacht @ Emos

YACHT – Our Friends in Hell – track list:

1.Architecture in Helsinki – “Nevereverdid” (Cave Rave Remix)
2.YACHT – “See a Penny” (Premix)
3.Lucky Dragons – “Leaf Shells” (Elephant Dance Remix)
4.The Blow – “Hock It” (We Two Remix)
5.Copy – “Copy On Me” (F**k the Law Remix)
6.Mirah – “Make it Hot” (Over Remix)
7.Bobby Birdman – “I Will Come Again” (And Again Remix)
8.Tussle – “Second Guessing” (Nether Plane Remix)
9.The World Court – “Animal Oracle” (Premix)
10.Architecture in Helsinki – “Do The Whirlwind” (Remix)
11.White Rainbow – “New Overdubs” (Soft NRG Remix)
12.Bobby Birdman – “And Then It Begins” (RIL Remix)
13.Mirah – “Jerusalem” (Chopped and Screwed Remix)

Yacht @ Emos

Yacht – 2007 Tour Dates
Apr 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Cinders Gallery w/ Telepathe
Apr 15 – Annadale-On-Hudson @ Bard College w/ Pash, & High Places
Apr 16 – New York, NY – Hiro Ballroom w/ Gang Gang Dance
Apr 17 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
Apr 19 – Chicago, IL @ Version Fest 2007
Apr 21 – Big Sur, CA @ Spring Festival 2007
Apr 26 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
May 05 – Portland, OR 2 Part CD Release YACHT on a yacht party!
May 11 – San Francisco, CA @ The Mission Creek Music Festival

Yacht also DJ’d Stereogum’s party at SXSW.

* The Blow + Mirah + Electrelane – 2007 Tour Dates

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