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YACHT

December 17th, 2014

Formed:
2003 in Portland, OR

Genre:
Electronic

Years Active:
'00s




YACHT

Biography

YACHT is one of the many creative alter egos of Jona Bechtolt, a musician and multimedia artist who embraces an eclectic but playful blend of electronics, acoustic percussion, and noises of all sorts. Bechtolt took up music as a teenager, dropping out of high school to play drums in a touring punk band with his brother, and in the latter part of the '90s he began working with electronics. Bechtolt teamed up with vocalist and performance artist Khaela Maricich to form the Blow, whose upbeat blend of beats and off-kilter melodies won them a loyal following after releasing the first of several albums for K Records in 2002. In 2003, Bechtolt unveiled YACHT, his solo project, with the largely instrumental album Super Warren MMIV, released by States Rights Records. A year later, Bechtolt teamed with the Marriage label for a 10″ vinyl YACHT album Mega 10″, which was re-released as a CD with accompanying DVD of Bechtolt's digital filmmaking. The third YACHT album, I Believe in You. Your Magic Is Real, arrived in the spring of 2007. When not occupied with YACHT or the Blow, Bechtolt has worked as a collaborator and/or accompanist for Devendra Banhart, Bobby Birdman, Mirah, Little Wings, the Microphones, and many others, as well as remixing tracks for Architecture in Helsinki and White Rainbow. In addition, Bechtolt is the founder of the Urban Honking blog collective, helmed the online reality-show satire The Ultimate Blogger, and has created performance pieces under commission to New York City's New Museum of Contemporary Art and the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art. By 2009, Bechtolt had transformed YACHT from a solo project to a full-fledged duo, recruiting vocalist (and respected science writer/theorist) Claire L. Evans to sing on the critically well-received See Mystery Lights.

Top Albums


1. Psychic City

2. See Mystery ..

3. Shangri-La

4. Super Warren..

5. Summer Song ..

6. iTunes Sessi..

7. Mega

8. Le Goudron -..

9. Where Does T..

10. Psychic City..

11. Shangri-La (..

12. The Afterlif..

13. I Walked Alo..

14. Plastic Soul..

15. Plastic Soul..

16. Second Summe..

17. Second Summe..

18. Second Summe..

19. Second Summe..

20. Le Goudron -..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.
Psychic City (Classixx Remix) Psychic City – EP 4:11 $0.99
2.
Where Does This Disco? Where Does This Disco? – EP 3:41 $1.29
3.
Dystopia (The Earth Is On Fire) Shangri-La 4:01 $0.99
4.
Psychic City (Classixx Remix) Psychic City 4:11 $0.99
5.
Psychic City (Radio Edit) Psychic City 5:04 $0.99
6.
Where Does This Disco? (Jerome Lol R.. Where Does This Disco? – EP 6:33 $1.29
7.
Terminal Beach Where Does This Disco? – EP 3:51 $1.29
8.
Works Like Magic Where Does This Disco? – EP 2:59 $1.29
9.
Icarus Complex BOATS: A Transgressive Nort.. 4:05 $1.29
10.
I Saw You Worried Noodles 3:26 $0.99
11.
Plastic Soul (Gramme Remix) Plastic Soul – Single 5:07 $1.29
12.
Plastic Soul (DNTEL Remix) Plastic Soul – Single 5:39 $1.29
13.
Plastic Soul Plastic Soul – Single 3:38 $1.29
14.
Second Summer (Ben Aqua 3D Remix) Second Summer (Remixes) – S.. 4:05 $0.69
15.
Second Summer (RAC Remix) Second Summer (Remixes) – S.. 4:34 $0.69
16.
Second Summer (Ben Aqua Remix) Second Summer (Ben Aqua Rem.. 5:04 $0.69
17.
Second Summer (Dub) Second Summer – Single 6:09 $0.99
18.
Second Summer Second Summer – Single 4:52 $0.99
19.
Le Goudron (High Places Remix) Le Goudron – EP 6:01 $0.69
20.
Le Goudron (Bobby Birdman Remix) Le Goudron – EP 4:10 $0.69
21.
La Goudron (YACHT Remix) Le Goudron – EP 3:34 $0.69
22.
I'll Be Your Mirror Le Goudron – EP 2:21 $0.69
23.
Le Goudron Le Goudron – EP 3:33 $0.69
24.
Le Goudron (Long Version) Le Goudron – EP 7:26 $0.69
25.
Beam Me Up (Garage Version) Shangri-La (Remixes) – EP 2:15 $0.99

Top Music Videos


1. Psychic City

2. See a Penny (P..

3. I Walked Alone


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