I managed to get my greedy little hands on the new Yacht album “Shangri-la” weeks before it’s release. Portland’s own Yacht is back with another electronic quirky pop/funk album that will make existing fans appreciate the wait on new material.
They approached Shangri-la a little differently than the first album. The first recording was basically a home, bedroom-style recording. It was composed one track channel at a time. For Shangri-la they recorded, wrote, and composed everything in the studio. The result is a very polished sound even though the album was made on the fly.
Another difference on this album was the influence from their latest tour. In an interview I watched on the duo, they brought up the influence touring with LCD Soundsystem had on them. The funny thing is that when I was listening to the album previously, I actually thought that some of the songs had a LCD Soundsystem vibe.
They do a great job incorporating the electronic with the live instrumentation. I have a feeling this new tour will make new fans. The new tracks lend themselves to some epic live jams. I will definitly keep my eyes peeled for tour dates in the South East. Unfortunately all the tour dates released are for europe and or nyc…