Sunday, 26 June 2011

YACHT Release Double Video

Portland’s YACHT released their critically-acclaimed new album, Shangri-La on June 21 through DFA Records.

YACHT have also unveiled their trippy, epic double-video for the first two tracks on the new album, “Utopia” and “Dystopia (Earth is on Fire).” Band member Claire L. Evans explains the inspiration behind the video, which was directed by Rene Daalder:

Rene Daalder has been a hero of ours for a very long time. As an artist, he's had the kind of career we aspire to have: long, genre-oblivious, varied, dotted with experiments and rediscoveries, completely unguided by careerist motivations, brilliant and never limited. He's made a punk-rock musical, a futurist web community, documentaries, strange and visually arresting science fiction films; he's awriter, he's worked with everyone from Russ Meyers to Rem Koolhaas.

It still feels pointedly surreal, but we had the opportunity to work with Rene to make two music videos for Shangri-La: “Utopia” and “Dystopia (The Earth is on Fire).” They're companion pieces -- together they make up a short film straight from the mind of one of our favorite artists of all time.

Without further ado, Utopia and Dystopia (The Earth is on Fire), directed by Rene Daalder!

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