YACHT releasing ‘I Thought the Future Would be Cooler’ this fall, touring (dates, teaser video)
YACHT's new album, I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler, will be out this fall via Downtown Records. Here's what the band's core duo, Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans, have to say about it:
￼The future is an impossible goal. It's something we chase after, believing in an illusion of control. That isn't to say our actions don't affect what the future is like-- in our case, hot, dry, loud, unjust--but that once we catch up to yesterday's future, it's no longer what we imagined. It's just the present all over again. And so on.
We've made an album about that. It contains some speculations about the future that are big and distant as science fiction stories. But it's also about looking carefully at the world around us and trying to understand what we've done with the imaginations of those who came before us. Would they believe it?
We live in a complex moment. There seem to be networks at every level of reality; as with all our technologies, we can't keep ourselves from grabbing them, turning them around, and using them as a mirror. Every person is a node. Our technological economy is full of entities selling our own lives back to us. It's easy to feel disillusioned, if only it wasn't all so funny sometimes.
The teaser video for the album, which makes good use of futuristic drone technology (not quite a jetpack, but in the same airspace), can be watched below. They also shared details of the album via a "tracklisticle" on Buzzfeed, "because it's 2015 and the album is dead, the novel is dead, but the GIF loops forever. ♥ ♫." Song titles include "Ringtone," "War on Women," "L.A. Plays Itself" and "I Wanna Fuck You Till I'm Dead." You can read YACHT's accompanying blurbs at Buzzfeed but check out the whole tracklist below.
YACHT will be on tour this fall and while all dates haven't been announced, they will be playing Rough Trade NYC on November 5. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/14) with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (8/12) at noon.
YACHT - I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler
01 Miles & Miles
02 White Mirror
05 I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler
06 L.A. Plays Itself
07 I Wanna Fuck You Till I'm Dead
09 Don't Be Rude
10 War on Women
11 The Entertainment
YACHT - 2015 Tour Dates (more TBA)
10/22 - Los Angeles - Teragram Ballroom
10/24 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
11/05 - NYC - Rough Trade
11/09 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair