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