YACHT Share New Track “Utopia” off Upcoming Album for DFA

YACHT have already released their apocalyptic-themed synth-pop anthem “Dystopia (The Earth is on Fire)” and now that the rapture hasn’t actually destroyed the earth the duo are ready to share its companion track “Utopia.”  Click HERE to give it a listen if you didn’t check DFA’s whiteout session last night, and head over to iTunes to purchase the track.  Both songs will appear on YACHT’s forthcoming new album and second for DFA Records, Shangri-La (out June 21st).

Taking a page from the dubstep generation, you definitely have to have some propensity for euro-pop, dance music to enjoy YACHT but music lovers who like catchy beats and feel good music would be remiss to forgo listening. And if you do, if you give them a listen than the music will surely get you and monumentally sweep you away!

“Utopia” is both thematically and sonically different from “Dystopia.”  The track is a frantic piece of arty disco funk.  YACHT’s Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans fuse their vocals to create appropriately celestial-sounding, androgynous harmonies.  Multiple layers of keys, guitars, drums, and more pound away in varying rhythms while the two sing lines like “there’s nothing in the future / it’s up to us to make utopia.”

YACHT will be joining bands like Guided by Voices, Wavves, Atlas Sound, and more as part of Brooklyn’s Northside Festival.  YACHT’s show will be at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Midnight Magic, The Miracles Club, and DFA DJ’s on Sunday,  June 19th.


YACHT – “Dystopia -The Earth is on Fire” (mp3)

New Album Shangri-La Out June 21st on DFA


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