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YACHT covers Weezer on new EP, announces tour dates

on February 10, 2010, 3:20pm

Well, we have the week’s second most unexpected cover song. Electro-psych cult YACHT have announced the release of a four-song iTunes session that features three favorites from last year’s awesome See Mystery Lights, as well as a creative reimagining of old-school Weezer jam “Holiday”. And, while this may seem like a left-field number from the band, it turns out that YACHT’s Claire L. Evans used to run Weezer fansite GeekRockLove while she was a high school student. If you’re familiar with this site, than I’m sure it is aptly named.

What’s more, the set will give you a chance to listen to YACHT performing with a live backing band, a practice they are taking on the road with them on their upcoming tour. The Straight Gaze, a three piece added to give the usual duo an expanded sound, begins its initiation on February 19th in Vancouver. See them in a town near you.

Check Out:
“Holiday”

Download the iTunes Session

YACHT & The Mystery Lights Band iTunes Session Tracklist:
01. Summer Song
02. The Afterlife
03. Psychic City (Voodoo City)
04. Holiday

YACHT and The Straight Gaze 2010 Tour Dates:
02/19 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret ^
02/20 – Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub ^
02/22 – Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop ^
02/23 – Calgary, AB @ The Hi Fi Club ^
02/24 – Saskatoon, SK @ Scratch ^
02/26 – Northfield, MN @ The Cave at Carleton College ^
02/27 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle ^
02/28 – Gambier, OH @ The Horn Gallery ^
03/02 – Pontiac, MI @The Pike Room at Crofoot Ballroom ^
03/03 – Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah ^
03/04 - Toronto, ON @ Wrongbar ^
03/05 - Ottawa, ON @ Ritual ^
03/06 – Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont
03/07 – Buffalo, NY @ Big Orbit Soundlab ^
03/11 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom ^
03/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voyeur/ Makin Time ^
03/13 – Monterrey, MX @ Festival Nrmal – Alianza Francesca ^
03/15 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel *
03/16 – Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn ^
03/17-21 – Austin,TX @ SXSW
03/25 – San Diego, CA @ Museum of Contemporary Art ^
03/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex #

^ = w/ Bobby Birdman
* = w/ MNDR
# = w/ Small Black, Washed Out, Picture Plane

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