Jona Bechtolt, whose production skills, instrumentation, and beats can be found on The Blow’s albums Poor Aim: Love Songs and Paper Television will no longer be a member of the band, in the studio or on the road – he is leaving in order to concentrate all of his energy on his primary project, YACHT. The Blow will continue on as the project of Khaela Maricich.
Although he is enormously proud of his work with The Blow, as well as happy for The Blow’s continued success, he would like to clarify any confusion: the reason he was not on stage during any of this year’s Blow performances is because he was performing live as YACHT, and working on his new YACHT album I Believe In You. Your Magic Is Real. which was released last month via Marriage Records.
YACHT will be heading back out on the road next week with two recently added dates in LA with LCD Soundsystem, an upcoming West-Coast tour with Architecture in Helsinki and later hitting Japan, Europe, and Australia. A new YACHT DVD will be released this winter, featuring never-before-seen tour documentaries, music videos, and jokes.
Bechtolt has also been documenting life on the road via a series of YouTube clips called “YACHT On Tour Forever” which can be seen at Yacht on tour forever video – it even has a theme song – the previously mentioned “The Summer Song” which is dedicated to LCD Soundsystem.
Here are some new MP3s: “The Summer Song” (feat. Claire L. Evans)
summer song mp3
“It’s Coming To Get You” (Eats Tapes Remix)”
it’s coming to get you remix mp3″
more links for “YACHT On Tour Forever”:
On Tour Forever Pt.1
w/ LCD Soundsystem
YACHT ON TOUR FOREVER:
LOS ANGELES w/ LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
06-11 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
06-12 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
THE WEST w/ ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI
06-13 Seattle, WA – Neumos
06-14 Vancouver, British Columbia – Richard’s on Richards
06-15 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
06-16 San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club
06-18 Pomona, CA – Glass House
06-19 Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theatre
JAPAN w/ AU REVOIR SIMONE and MONTAG
07-02 Tokyo, Japan – O-Nest
07-03 Yokohama, Japan – Club24
07-04 Nagoya, Japan – KD Japon
07-05 Kobe, Japan – Triton Cafe
07-06 Okayama, Japan – TBA
07-07 Kyoto, Japan – Urbanguild
07-08 Kanazawa, Japan – Socila
09-15 – Morrison, CO @ Monolith Festival / Red Rocks