YACHT

Barboza Presents

YACHT

Saturday 2/3

7:00 pm

$15.00

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YACHT began as the solo project of Jona Bechtolt, a musician and
multimedia artist who dropped out of high school in the 90s to play drums
in a touring punk band with his older brother. In the latter part of the
decade, he brought his DIY sensibility to laptop production, partnering with
vocalist Khaela Maricich to release two albums with The Blow, an off-kilter
pop group that gained a loyal following after 2006’s breakout Paper
Televison.
Bechtolt began recording as YACHT in 2002, releasing the largely
instrumental Super Warren MMIV (States Rights Records) in 2003,
followed by Mega (released as a 10” vinyl, CD, and DVD combo by
Marriage Records in 2004), and I Believe in You. Your Magic Is Real., in
the spring of 2007. During this time, Bechtolt also collaborated with
Devendra Banhart, Bobby Birdman, Mirah, Little Wings, and The
Microphones, among others, was a prolific remixer, and created
commissioned multimedia performances for PICA, Rhizome, The Kitchen,
and MoMA.
YACHT transformed from a solo project to a duo with the addition of writer
Claire L. Evans, who formally joined the band with the critically wellreceived
See Mystery Lights, named “Best New Music” by Pitchfork and a
“Critic’s Choice” by the New York Times in 2009. The pair have
collaborated closely since, forming the nucleus of a nervy and
experimental live band which expanded and contracted over the years as
YACHT toured with LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, Vampire Weekend, The
Postal Service, M83, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Their 2011 album Shangri-La (DFA Records) was followed by a string of
singles and EPs, each of which showcased an increasingly canny design
sensibility. By the release of their 2014 EP Where Does This Disco, they
were asked by WIRED to discuss their work at the magazine’s first
WIREDxDesign conference; afterwards, WIRED called YACHT’s practice
"music not as a thing in itself, but the beginning of a chain of experiences
which had no edge.”
Venue Information:
Barboza
925 E. Pike St.
Seattle, WA, 98122
http://thebarboza.com