YACHT at Treasure Island 2011 (more by Autumn Andel)

Dance-punk duo YACHT haven’t released an album since 2011’s infectious Shangri-La on DFA, but they did just announce a tour that kicks off at upstate NY festival The Hudson Project and hits NYC on September 20 at Mercury Lounge and September 22 at Rough Trade. Most dates, including both NYC shows, are with Burger garage rockers White Fang. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (6/13) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (6/11) at noon for the Mercury Lounge show. All dates are listed below.

Though YACHT don’t have any new music, they do have a new free iPhone app. What would a YACHT iPhone app be, you ask? A press release tells us:

The brainchild of Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans, YACHT have also expanded on their creativity-fueled DIY ethos by creating a free iPhone app called 5 Every Day, an interactive tool that suggests five interesting things to do in Los Angeles each day. The selections are edited by YACHT and broken into five categories–Art, City, Food, Music, and Wildcard-ranging from architectural sights and hikes to art happenings, secret shows, neighborhood favorites, ethnic grocery stores, and club nights.

The app has no calendar, no archive. 5 Every Day is an online tool, but it points outwards, suggesting and creating ephemeral moments that enrich users’ lives, every day. YACHT is celebrating the launch of 5 Every Day with a blow-out party on July 24th at the historic Mack Sennett Studios in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. Like the app, and the city itself, it will be full of surprises, with more details to come.

More info at the app’s website. You can download it from the iTunes store and watch its trailer video below…

5 Every Day from YACHT on Vimeo.

YACHT – Utopia/Dystopia (The Earth Is On Fire)

YACHT — 2014 Tour Dates
07.11.14 – The Hudson Project- Saugerties, NY
07.24.14 – 5 Every Day Launch Party at Mack Sennett Studios – Los Angeles, CA
08.02.14 – Inner City Arts Campus & Rooftop – Los Angeles, CA
09.14.14 – Bluebird Theater- Denver, CO *
09.15.14 – The Record Bar- Kansas City, MO *
09.16.14 – Plush- St. Louis, MO *
09.17.14 – Exit In- Nashville, TN *
09.19.14 – Black Cat- Washington, DC *
09.20.14 – Mercury Lounge- New York, NY *
09.21.14 – First Unitarian Church- Philadelphia, PA *
09.22.14 – Rough Trade- Brooklyn, NY *
09.24.14 – Brighton Music Hall- Boston, MA *
09.26.14 – The Hoxton- Toronto, ON *
09.27.14 – Concord Music Hall- Chicago, IL *
09.28.14 – Fine Line Music Cafe- Minneapolis, MN *
10.01.14 – Wonder Ballroom- Portland, OR *
10.02.14 – Fortune Sound Club- Vancouver, BC *
10.03.14 – Neumos- Seattle, WA *
10.05.14 – TBD Festival- Sacramento, CA *

* with White Fang