Experimental-poppers Yacht will be releasing their new album Shangri-La this summer, on the illustrious DFA label. This will be their second long-player for DFA and their fifth in total. The album is a fun slice of oddball dance disco, recommended if you like Chairlift, Antony & the Johnsons or Chicks on Speed.
Seems the guys have being doing some serious thinking, themes on the album play right into current chaos plaguing the world et al.
They mention in their press statement, ‘Dystopia (The Earth is on Fire)’ is our post-apocalyptic fight song, a cautionary tale, a science-fiction story for our particular eco-socio-political landscape. We face a crisis of Utopia…..We believe that the only real sustainable paradise is in our minds, and hence creative output can be a tangible piece of the Utopia within each individual."
The album was recorded in Portland and California and the above image for the album was illustrated by Jim Burns, three-time Hugo Award-winner.
DFA has also started a series a new project called “White Out”, it centres around putting their freshest wax to the test in their own office. You can see below the reaction and sneak-peek for Yacht’s upcoming physical copy of Dystopia (The Earth is on Fire), a limited-edition 7? that will only be available on our upcoming North American tour.
Have a listen to the track ‘Dystopia (The Earth is on Fire)‘ here:
DFA will release Yacht’s Shangri-La on June 21st