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YACHT

YACHT

Jan 21st 2020 @ Off Broadway

St. Louis, MO
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About YACHT
Genres:
Electronic, Indie Dance, Indie, Indie Pop, Disco, New Wave, Post Punk
Band Members:
Jona Bechtolt, Claire L. Evans, & Rob Kieswetter
Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA

YACHT stands for Young Americans Challenging High Technology, but we’re neither young nor are we all American. We’re three people—Jona Becholt, Claire L. Evans, and Rob K...
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Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
8:00 PM
18 RSVPs
We wanted to find a way to interrogate technology more deeply, explains Claire L. Evans, one-third of the Los Angeles-based pop group YACHT. From the ground up, adds her partner and YACHT founder Jona Bechtolt. The grouprounded out by longtime collaborator Rob Kieswetterwould know: their seventeen-year career has been marked by a series of conceptual stunts, experiments, and attempts to use technology sideways, from rock-and-roll PowerPoint presentations to their Webby-award-nominated campaign for I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler (2015), which featured, among other things, a music video that played only during Los Angeles rush hour and an album cover that could only be seen via fax. Even the bands name speaks to this: YACHT is an acronym for Young Americans Challenging High Technology. CHAIN TRIPPING is the bands seventh album and third with DFA Records. Recorded between the bands home in Los Angeles and Marfa, TX, the ten-song collection marks a shift in the groups relationship with technology and their art. Rather than trying to comment on existing platforms from within their own filter bubble, the band stripped their process down and rebuilt it using a technology entirely new to themArtificial Intelligence, and more specifically, machine learning. The result is an album that merges invention and intimacy, challenging technology from code to content.This process is not so much about collaborating with the machine as it is about collaborating with people through the medium of the machine, Evans says. Creating this kind of work requires that creative and technical people work together, and thats a good thing in our increasingly siloed culture.
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About YACHT
Genres:
Electronic, Indie Dance, Indie, Indie Pop, Disco, New Wave, Post Punk
Band Members:
Jona Bechtolt, Claire L. Evans, & Rob Kieswetter
Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA

YACHT stands for Young Americans Challenging High Technology, but we’re neither young nor are we all American. We’re three people—Jona Becholt, Claire L. Evans, and Rob K...
Read More