Just as the ego, if not regularly dissolved in the howling largeness of transcendent experience, will slowly drift from its sense of itself as part of a larger whole -- so will YACHT, if kept from the road, decay into nothingness.
This is why, beginning in April, YACHT will bring its new songs to the cities of the North American continent, holding concerts and planting the silver seeds of personal utopia in the minds of whoever will listen. YACHT will be performing with its band, The Straight Gaze, which consists of Rob "Bobby Birdman" Kieswetter, Jeffrey "Jerusalem" Brodsky, and our newest member, Katy Davidson (Dear Nora, Key Losers).
Katy Davidson's new album, "California Lite," recorded by Phil Elverum of Mount Eerie/The Microphones, will be released in May 2011. Bobby Birdman has a fantastic Dub Narcotic Disco Plate 45 called "Don't Walk Away" coming out soon on K Records. Jeffrey Jerusalem will be playing select YACHT after-parties across the continent and is releasing a 7" and LP this spring.
Lastly, Claire L. Evans and Jona Bechtolt of YACHT star in the latest episode of VBS.tv's League of Two, a new web series exploring the nature of creative partnerships. This was filmed in May of 2010 and features us meditating, beholding natural beauty, and discussing transcendence.
YACHT U.S. Tour Dates:
04/13/11 San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's 365 Club
04/15/11 Indio, CA - Coachella
04/17/11 Marfa, TX - Padre's
04/19/11 Austin, TX - Emo's
04/20/11 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's Downstairs
04/22/11 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
04/23/11 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
04/25/11 Washington, DC - Black Cat
04/26/11 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
04/27/11 New York, NY - Webster Hall
04/29/11 Providence, RI - The Met Cafe
04/30/11 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
05/01/11 Montreal, QC - Cabaret Du Mile End
05/02/11 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
05/04/11 Columbus, OH - Wexner Center
05/05/11 Chicago, IL - Metro
05/06/11 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
05/07/11 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
05/09/11 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
05/10/11 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
05/12/11 Seattle, WA - Neumo's
05/13/11 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
05/14/11 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
05/15/11 Astoria, OR - Fort George Brewery