YACHT became a duo with the addition of writer Claire L. Evans in 2009. Their critically-acclaimed See Mystery Lights
was named “Best New Music” by Pitchfork and “Critic’s Choice” by the New York Times. The pair have since formed the nucleus of a nervy and experimental live band that expanded and contracted on tours with LCD Soundsystem
, Hot Chip
, Vampire Weekend
, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs
. Their 2011 album Shangri-La
was followed by a string of singles and EPs, each showcasing a canny design sensibility. On the release of their 2014 EP Where Does This Disco?
, WIRED called YACHT "music not as a thing in itself, but the beginning of a chain of experiences which has no edge.”
Their 2015 album I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler
was released with a conceptual campaign nominated for two Webby Awards. At the end of 2016, YACHT imploded. They returned in 2017 with Strawberry Moon
, a pop polemic about online culture, animal rights, and failure. Claire’s book, Broad Band, will be published by Penguin in March 2018.