YACHT Bring the ‘Disco’ Party to Brooklyn
While some people were spending their Monday evenings unwinding after a hard day at work, those who decided to venture off to Rough Trade in Brooklyn last night (Sept. 22) were in store for a major dance party, all thanks to YACHT.
Hailing from Los Angeles (via Portland, Ore.), singer and multi-instrumentalist Jona Bechtolt and singer, and occasional synth player, Claire L. Evans brought everything to the stage, from two human-sized compact discs to an informative, yet very entertaining instructional video that was reminiscent of the safety clips you see on airplanes -- except this video told concertgoers to break all the rules instead of abide by them.
It's been a while since YACHT have been in New York, so the crowd was very anxious for their arrival. However, before that party got started, White Fang took over the stage. The t-shirt optional rock band seemed to be the oddest addition to the 'Where Does This Disco' tour, but the energy that they exuded, despite it being haphazard, messy and pretty nonsensical, hyped up the crowd more than anyone could have expected. Composed of Rikky, Cinnamon Bear, Jerry and Funkle, White Fang tore through songs about getting wasted, getting high and the overall idea of not giving a f---.
After their brief set filled with songs that lasted no longer than 100 seconds, the venue quickly filled to the brim as everyone got ready for the craziness that would unfold onstage. And after the lights dimmed and the safety video told everyone to break all the rules, YACHT jumped out to massive cheers and applause. At the drop of a hat, it felt like the weekend all over again.
They played their hits like 'Dystopia,' 'Plastic Soul' and the new track, 'Where Does This Disco.' And because it seemed like anything was essentially game at this show, it was no surprise when Evans jumped offstage a couple of times to sing and dance with the crowd. The entire show was like one big party.
YACHT shared a couple of new tracks with fans and revealed that they would be available for sale at the merch table. The catch? Each customer had to sign a waiver not to share it in any capacity. While we might not have read the form completely, the formal deal didn't seem to be an issue with fans who just wanted to get in on some new YACHT tunes -- and maybe even pick up a new pair of sunglasses.
The band will continue their New York City stint at Mercury Lounge tonight (Sept. 23) and keep touring till the end of October. Check out our photos from the Rough Trade show below:
YACHT -- New York City's Rough Trade