A lot of internet-based jokers are gonna tell you the reason that YACHT are planning to take a bus on their upcoming tour is because apparently comedy is based on surprise and subverting expectations and you’d probably expect them to tour on some big fancy boat or something because of their name. But listen, if I’ve learned anything about comedy from my pal Marc Maron on his popular internet program WTF, it’s that comedy is actually about honesty. So I’m going to be honest: YACHT are going to tour by bus because it would not be feasible for them to travel by boat because last I checked America is mostly dirt. Honesty! Also, Marc Maron call-back: the dude played a guitar solo on a YACHT track from last year about how the NSA is reading our emails, called “Party in the NSA.” I know I say this a lot, but the internet is weird.
Speaking of the internet being weird, not only are YACHT going on tour, but they also made an app, sort of like Björk or Netflix! Theirs is called 5 Every Day and it’s for people who are like “Man, I’m in Los Angeles and I wanna do five things today.” Basically, every day the app presents the user with a curated list of five things do in Los Angeles, like visit a psychic, buy a gun, or shop for lunch meat. About the app they say, “5 Every Day is an online tool, but it points outwards, suggesting and creating ephemeral moments that enrich users’ lives.” To put it another way: they’re going to use the internet to make people stop using the internet. Weird tactic, guys.
As part of the tour I told you about in the first paragraph, the band is planning a big ol’ launch party for the app tomorrow, July 24, which seems to me like substituting one weird thing (the internet) for another (a party with people at it), but what do I know? I just write about the internet on the internet.
07.24.14 - Los Angeles, CA - 5 Every Day Launch Party at Mack Sennett Studios
08.02.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Inner City Arts Campus & Rooftop
09.14.14 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater *
09.15.14 - Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar *
09.16.14 - St. Louis, MO - Plush *
09.17.14 - Nashville, TN - Exit In *
09.19.14 - Washington, DC - Black Cat *
09.20.14 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge *
09.21.14 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church *
09.22.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade *
09.24.14 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall *
09.26.14 - Toronto, ON - The Hoxton *
09.27.14 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall *
09.28.14 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe *
10.01.14 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom *
10.02.14 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club *
10.03.14 - Seattle, WA - Neumos *
10.05.14 - Sacramento, CA - TBD Festival *
* White Fang