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Daily, weekly, or monthly A/V updates from team YACHT, on the road and on the fly. Sometimes 10 seconds, sometimes 1 hour. DJ Mixes, observations, road tales, calls to action, jokes about jokes, assignments, special music, questions and answers, spiritual guidance, inspirational readings, and vegan restaurant picks.

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Daily, weekly, or monthly A/V updates from team YACHT, on the road and on the fly. Sometimes 10 seconds, sometimes 1 hour. DJ Mixes, observations, road tales, calls to action, jokes about jokes, assignments, special music, questions and answers, spiritual guidance, inspirational readings, and vegan restaurant picks.

    YACHT - You Fuck Me Up

    YACHT - You Fuck Me Up

    This is a cover of the 2004 song "You Fuck Me Up," by Dub Narcotic Sound System, a lo-fi funk band named after the recording studio in Olympia, Washington, where many of our friends and extended Pacific Northwest community have recorded albums over the decades for K Records and various other satellite labels.

    The original vocal on this song is performed by the Olympia underground art-ward multi-instrumentalist staple Heather Dunn (Tiger Trap, Liarbird, Lois, Raincoats, The No-No's, Halo Benders, Dennis Driscoll) whose fantastic and loose performance taps into an undeniable, elemental horniness. It's very alive.

    This music, and the larger constellation of music that constitutes its scene, has always represented, to us, the very fundamentals of punk.

    In its infinite capacity to miss the point, Pitchfork called this song "horrifically off-key" and "endlessly bad" back in the day.

    Lyrics

    Touch my nose and undress my belt
    It just the way that we used to felt
    It f***s me up night til noon
    When will you come again it’s never too soon

    You fuck me up, baby
    Up down and sideways and back again
    You fuck me up, baby
    Your s***s so good yeah I wish you would

    Look through the soles of my shoes for clues
    It’s been hot so I ask just what to do
    You fuck up from night til to noon
    But when you’re gone come back ‘cuz it’s too soon

    You fuck me up
    Your hair f***s me up

    That’s why I creep
    That’s why I weep

    You fuck me up

    South states goes round and round
    Old records go round and round
    This town goes round and round
    Big wheel go rou nd and round

    Come take my heart and send it to me
    Come here now and you will see
    A rabid power my love can be
    A rabid power that’s a reason to dance with me

    You fuck me up
    I can’t get up
    I can’t stand up, baby
    Round and round I ain’t stop and
    You fuck me up
    I can’t stand up for the love ‘cuz you got me strung out
    I am the one that you want without a doubt
    Come on and scrape come on and scream a little more
    You fuck me up baby watch me and I head for the door

    You fuck me up
    I like the way you fuck me up
    You fuck me up

    Steamy windows
    Condensation
    Evaporation
    Elation

    Steamy windows

    You fuck me up, baby

    Credits

    Released May 1, 2020
    Recorded, performed, produced, and mixed by YACHT
    Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk

    • 4 min
    YACHT - Popularity

    YACHT - Popularity

    Week six of quarantine and now we're dreaming about long nights driving aimlessly around Los Angeles with our friends, pinballing from place to place and feeling the sense of aliveness you get just from being in cars, showing up to parties, leaving, heading somewhere else, to the club, always moving & never going anywhere, detached from time until the night turns to morning. "Popularity" is our favorite song from our favorite Sparks album (1983's "In Outer Space")—a perfect ode to being a vapid LA person going everywhere at once, and to the simple satisfaction of being around other people and feeling popular. By the time we get back out into the world we'll have forgotten what our favorite places are called too. This whole album is perfect and nails a balance of reckless energy and deep loneliness that feels very appropriate to our moment.

    Lyrics

    I like you and you like me a lot
    And we do those things that can make us feel hot
    Then we join some friends, all of them are all right
    And we talk a while, then we climb in our cars

    What a night, we all drive into town
    Where we'll park our cars, and meet the rest of our friends
    At a place that's called, I forget what it's called
    But it's really great, and all our friends will be there

    Popularity

    I like you and you like me a lot
    And it's nice to be all alone with you too
    But it's also nice being out with our friends
    Cause they're all all right, maybe that's why we're friends

    Popularity

    I feel great, but it's getting real late
    So I'll drive you home and you'll slide up real close
    I'm so glad we met, and I like you so much
    And I'm also glad that I got all those friends

    Popularity

    Credits

    Released April 23, 2020
    Recorded, performed, produced, and mixed by YACHT
    Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk

    • 4 min
    YACHT - Avril 14th

    YACHT - Avril 14th

    Support YACHT on Bandcamp: https://yacht.bandcamp.com/track/avril-14th-single

    YACHT Quarantine Cover Series No. 4

    This is the most beautiful Aphex Twin song, "Avril 14th," from the album Drukqs (2001), composed originally for a high-tech Yamaha player piano called the Disklavier. It's been raining nonstop in Los Angeles and we've been spiraling inwards into all our favorite music; we read Marc Weidenbaum's 33 1/3 book about "Selected Ambient Works" recently and learned that Richard D. James does a lot of his best work in between naps. This is a song for the in-between period of sleep and waking.

    Credits:

    Released April 14, 2020
    Recorded, performed, produced, and mixed by YACHT
    Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk

    • 2 min
    YACHT - Multi-Family Garage Sale

    YACHT - Multi-Family Garage Sale

    Support us on Bandcamp: https://yacht.bandcamp.com/track/multi-family-garage-sale-single

    We're revisiting all our influences in quarantine.

    This is a cover of "Multi-Family Garage Sale," from Land of the Loops' 1995 7" single (and 1996 album, Bundle of Joy). This album made a huge impact on me (Jona) as it showed me that bridge could be built between DIY Pacific Northwest indie-pop and sample-based electronic music.

    If you're taking a lot of walks around your neighborhood right now, this is a great soundtrack for looking at the world and appreciating small things.

    "Land of the Loops’ Alan Sutherland was just another Minor Threat fan who couldn’t hold a band together until his conscientious parents bought him a sampler for graduation. The result was a couple of cassette releases and a CD for Seattle’s Up Records, Bundle of Joy, that lures Beat Happening’s Heather Lewis and others into what the Young Marble Giants might’ve done had they had the technology—a loop-driven basement party for the international pop underground." (Will Hermes, SPIN 1996)

    Credits

    Released April 11, 2020
    Recorded, performed, produced, and mixed by YACHT
    Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk

    • 4 min
    YACHT - Do They Owe Us A Living?

    YACHT - Do They Owe Us A Living?

    “Do They Owe Us a Living?” is one of the very first songs recorded by the British anarchist punk band Crass in 1977. The chorus is “do they owe us a living? Of course they fucking do,” meaning that we all—regardless of who we are or where we come from or what we do for work—deserve quality of life. That this idea is still radical in 2020 is testament to the infuriating lack of creativity, empathy, and joy that constitutes life in a purely capitalist society.

    Crass sold their albums so cheaply they lost money on every sale; this single costs $5 and we’re donating 100% of proceeds to One Fair Wage’s Emergency Coronavirus Tipped and Service Worker Support Fund, which provides direct cash assistance to restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers and more who are owed a living, now as ever.

    Our recording owes a huge debt of gratitude to The Soft Pink Truth, who recorded an excellent version of “Do They Owe Us a Living?” for 2004 for Do You Want New Wave (Or Do You Want The Soft Pink Truth?). Our cover is a cover of this cover.

    The Crass Logo was designed by Dave King. We made this pixel version in Animal Crossing.

    Lyrics:

    Do they owe us a living?
    Of course they do, of course they do
    Do they owe us a living?
    Of course they fucking do

    They don't want me anymore, threw it on the floor
    Used to call me sweet thing, I'm nobody's plaything
    And now that I am different, love to bust my head
    You'd love to see me cop out, love to see me dead

    Do they owe us a living?
    Of course they do, of course they do
    Do they owe us a living?
    Of course they fucking do

    The living that is owed to me, I'm never going to get
    Buggered this whole world up, up to their necks in debt.
    Give you a lobotomy for something you ain't done
    Make you the epitome of everything that's wrong

    Do they owe us a living?
    Of course they do, of course they do
    Do they owe us a living?
    Of course they fucking do

    Don't take any notice of what the public thinks
    So much on the TV, just don't want to think.
    Used you as a target, they want to sell advice
    When you don't want to hear it, say you're full of vice

    Do they owe us a living?
    Of course they do, of course they do
    Do they owe us a living?
    Of course they fucking do

    Credits:

    Released April 3, 2020
    Recorded, performed, produced, and mixed by YACHT
    Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk

    Donate on Bandcamp:
    https://yacht.bandcamp.com/track/do-they-owe-us-a-living

    • 3 min
    YACHT - Isolation

    YACHT - Isolation

    "Isolation" is a song from Joy Division's second/final album, "Closer," released in 1980. We recorded this version on Thursday March 19th, 2020, while self-isolating at home in Los Angeles, California.

    All of our upcoming shows have been cancelled.

    Lyrics:

    In fear every day, every evening
    He calls her aloud from above
    Carefully watched for a reason
    Painstaking devotion and love
    Surrendered to self preservation
    From others who care for themselves
    A blindness that touches perfection
    But hurts just like anything else

    Isolation
    Isolation
    Isolation

    Mother I tried please believe me
    I'm doing the best that I can
    I'm ashamed of the things I've been put through
    I'm ashamed of the person I am

    Isolation
    Isolation
    Isolation

    But if you could just see the beauty
    These things I could never describe
    These pleasures a wayward distraction
    This is my one lucky prize

    Isolation
    Isolation
    Isolation
    Isolation
    Isolation

    Credits:

    Released March 20, 2020
    Recorded, performed, produced, and mixed by YACHT
    Mastered by Rob Dennler

    Support us on Bandcamp:
    https://yacht.bandcamp.com/track/isolation-single

    • 4 min

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