YACHT lives in Los Angeles, California.
YACHT’s most recent album is called Chain Tripping.
YACHT was founded in 2002.
YACHT usually releases albums and singles on New York City's DFA Records.
YACHT’s first three albums were released on micro-labels (Marriage and States Wrongs Records) based in the Pacific Northwest. These same labels also cultivated artists like Dirty Projectors, Jib Kidder, Lucky Dragons, and more.
YACHT’s members are Jona Bechtolt, Claire L. Evans, and Rob Kieswetter.
YACHT have created and sold unplayable compact discs, published a philosophical handbook, built video installations, designed a sunglass collection, created a fragrance, campaigned against NSA surveillance, programmed large-scale public art activations, and given presentations about their work in art museums, tech conferences, and rock clubs.
Claire is a writer. Her first book, Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet, was published by Penguin in 2018.
Claire and Jona were the co-founders of an app called 5 Every Day, which published five things to do in Los Angeles every day for seven years and produced events at The Getty, LACMA, the La Brea Tar Pits, alongside rogue activations all over Los Angeles. It's now a newsletter.
YACHT has been fortunate enough to tour with:
M83 — US 2016
The Postal Service — US 2013
Hot Chip — US 2012
The Presets — US 2012
Light Asylum — US 2011
LCD Soundsystem — EU 2010, US 2007
Yeah Yeah Yeahs — US 2009
Chairlift — US 2009
Patrick Wolf — UK 2009
Vampire Weekend — US 2007, 2008
Dirty Projectors — US 2007, EU 2008
Architecture in Helsinki — AU, US, EU 2007
Tussle — US 2007
High Places — US, MX 2006, 2007
The Blow — US 2005, EU 2006
Anna Oxygen — US 2005, EU 2006
Lucky Dragons — US 2003, EU 2004
Bobby Birdman — 2002 – ∞
Little Wings — US 2002
YACHT has played in exceptional holes in the wall, venues, and spaces around the world such as:
The Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles, CA)
The Greek Theater (Los Angeles, CA)
The Smell (Los Angeles, CA)
Grand Prospect Hall (Brooklyn, NY)
The Kitchen (New York, NY)
MoMA PS1 (Queens, NY)
Brixton Academy (London, UK)
ICA (London, UK)
matter (London, UK)
Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, FR)
Gaîté Lyrique (Paris, FR)
Palazzo dei Congressi (Rome, IT)
Paradiso (Amsterdam, NL)
NASA (Reykjavik, IS)
Supernatural Amphitheater (Meredith, AU)
O-nest (Tokyo, JP)
The Crowley Theater (Marfa, TX)
La Posada Milagro (Terlingua, TX)
The Astoria Yacht Club (Astoria, OR)
In wild circumstances YACHT ended up playing one-off shows with:
Patti Smith @ The Surf Lodge (Montauk, NY 2013)
Eric Andre @ San Diego Comic-Con (2013)
Robyn @ The Paramount Theatre (Seattle, WA 2011)
Black Devil Disco Club @ South Street Seaport (New York, NY 2010)
The Sonics @ Casa Da Música (Porto, PT 2010)
The Chemical Brothers @ The Hollywood Bowl (2010)
The Breeders @ The Greek Theater (2009)