YACHT has returned in the midst of touring to release their new video for the title track off their new album, Shangri-La. Premiered today on LA Times, the video is a document of a perfect day in YACHT’s newly-adopted hometown of Los Angeles, California. From sunrise to sunset, the video follows our movements throughout the sprawling strangeness of the Southland, from ice-cream parlors to beach bonfires.
Shangri-La features dozens of extended members of the YACHT family–fans, collaborators, friends–sharing a space of our own invention, spotted with magical realism. Every point of light smiles. YACHT believes that Utopia, like reality, is not a physical experience, nor one dictated by the boundaries of a particular space. Rather, it’s a movable feast, defined by its capacity to adapt and change to new surroundings.
Basically, any place can be Utopia.
But it doesn’t hurt when that place is already Los Angeles.
Catch YACHT on tour at one of the upcoming dates below:
02/17/12 Madison, WI – The Sett, University of Wisconsin
02/18/12 Dekalb, IL – The House Cafe 02/19/12 Columbus, OH – The Basement 02/20/12 Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room @ Crofoot Ballroom 02/22/12 Ottawa, ON – Ritual Nightclub 02/23/12 Toronto, ON – Wrongbar 02/24/12 Monreal, QC – Il Motore 02/25/12 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground 02/26/12 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg 02/27/12 Waltham, MA – Chum’s, Brandeis University 02/29/12 Gamier, OH – The Horn Gallery, Kenyon College 03/01/12 St. Louis, MO – Plush 03/02/12 Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Music Hall 03/03/12 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge 03/05/12 Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theater 03/15/12-3/16/12 Austin, TX – SXSW 03/29/12 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
*YACHT is spelled in all CAPS… it is an acronym for Young Americans Challenging Higher Technology