YACHT’s new album, ‘I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler,’ is available everywhere now via Downtown Records. They shared the title track’s video directed by Eugene Kotlyarenko, and you can watch it via YouTube below.
Claire Evans & Jona Bechtolt of YACHT note: “This is a science fiction video that uses only existing technologies—VR, drones, self-balancing scooters (hoverboards), telepresence robots, selfie sticks, Soylent, and vape pens. All of these things have variably been presented as symbols of our futuristic world, but up close, they just feel straight-up comical. Our director, Eugene Kotlyarenko, has a unique perspective on this material, as a filmmaker. His feature film, Zeros and Ones, takes place entirely in computer interfaces. He was a perfect partner. He totally understood what we wanted to do and how to do it—from faux FaceTime to faking scrubbing ahead on YouTube.”
Director Eugene Kotlyarenko, whose new feature film A Wonderful Cloud, comes out in select theaters and on VOD this Friday, writes, “So much of my work is about the anxieties induced by technology and how absurd it makes our lives. When I heard the song and met up with YACHT about their original concept, our sensibilities congealed immediately. It was full speed ahead from the word go. The whole experience was a fun lark. In fact the only issue we had was keeping our slew of ideas down to a manageable number. There are just way too many silly objects running our lives these days. Exhibit A: The Eggstractor. Clearly the future is now.”
The band is on tour now with shows in Los Angeles, New York, Paris, London and more – full list of dates is below.
YACHT 2015 tour dates:
Oct 22 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA *
Oct 24 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR *
Oct 25 – Neumos – Seattle, WA *
Nov 5 – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY * [SOLD OUT]
Nov 7 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC *
Nov 9 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA *
Nov 12 – Paradiso Noord – Amsterdam, NL
Nov 15 – Badaboum – Paris, FR
Nov 16 – Oslo – London, UK
Nov 17 – Night and Day – Manchester, UK
Nov 19 – Vooruit Café – Gent, BE
Nov 20 – Molotov – Hamburg, DE
Nov 21 – Salon IKSV – Istanbul, TR
Nov 22 – Luxor – Cologne, DE
Nov 23 – Lido – Berlin, DE
* with Larry Gus
‘I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler’ track listing:
1. Miles & Miles
2. White Mirror
5. I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler
6. L.A. Plays Itself
7. I Wanna Fuck You Til I’m Dead
9. Dont Be Rude
10. War On Women
11. The Entertainment
Fans can order the album on iTunes and purchase an exclusive white limited edition vinyl LP and tote bag at their local independent record store while supplies last.
For more information on YACHT, visit teamyacht.com.