Last summer, YACHT provided an excellent BBQ jam with “Psychic City” (our 50th favorite song of last year) and followed the single with the quite good See Mystery Lights. Now that we’ve gotten to know them a little better, it has become apparent that YACHT want your soul and may ask you to drink some questionable Kool-Aid when you see them on tour in February and March. Am I alone in that I am totally cool with this?
For their journey through Canada and the U.S., core member Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans have recruited a backing band known as The Straight Gaze. This includes Rob Kieswetter of Bobby Birdman, Jeff Brodsky of Jeffrey Jerusalem and D. Reuben Snyder of Rob Walmart. Support for most dates is Bobby Birdman, but Los Angeles will be lucky enough to see Washed Out open. Not sold yet? Maybe this creepy video will help.
Tickets can be acquired via Ticketmaster.com.
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 (With MNDR)
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 (With Small Black, Washed Out, Picture Plane)
All dates with Bobby Birdman except where noted.