n celebration of today’s release of their EP, Where Does This Disco? YACHT are sharing the new song “Terminal Beach” with fans for streaming and download. The track is an homage to science fiction writer J.G. Ballard’s ruined visions of a posthuman world, with “ancient desktops / cables run into in the sand / full of messages / for nobody / that nobody ever found.”
The Where Does This Disco? EP is available now in a digital-only format, and is about the ways in which people and technology come into contact—through nostalgia, love, sex, and eventually, disaster—according to the LA-based Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans.
In October, Claire and Jona were invited to speak at Skywalker Ranch as part of WIRED Magazine’s inaugural design conference, WIRED by Design. In their talk, they outlined how they transform songs into multimedia experiences that span product design, performance, and video. In particular, they discussed how they created an editioned object for the Where Does This Disco? EP that explored the compact disc as a medium; it includes hidden messages and an unplayable clear disc containing the entirety of YACHT’s musical catalogue.
In addition to their musical pursuits, YACHT have stayed busy with other projects at the intersection of technology and design, from their practical and fun Los Angeles-loving app, 5 Every Day, to their “Make Your Face Smile” sunglasses collection with Chilli Beans.
Where Does This Disco? Tracklisting
(November 11th, 2014 | Downtown Records)
- Where Does This Disco?
- Works Like Magic
- Terminal Beach
- Where Does This Disco? (Jerome LOL Remix)