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  • 03/28/2011

YACHT to Release Fifth Album Via DFA This June, Tour North America

Portland's disco-influenced synth-pop outfit/quasi-cult YACHT just announced it will release its fifth LP, called Shangri-La, this summer via DFA. The duo's concept-heavy record deals with the idea of personal utopias, putting forth the idea that "paradise is kinetic potential, a latency within us that has been eaten alive by time," and that this album "literally is YACHT's Utopia, a place made of songs." We'll be able to find out what Jona Bechtolt's and Claire L. Evans' perfect world looks and sounds like when it's made available to the public on June 21. Before then, preview Shangri-La's first single, "Dystopia (The Earth Is on Fire)," and check out some upcoming US tour dates, below.

"Dystopia (The Earth Is on Fire)"

04/13/11 San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's 365 Club
04/15/11 Indio, CA - Coachella
04/17/11 Marfa, TX - Padre's
04/19/11 Austin, TX - Emo's
04/20/11 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's Downstairs
04/22/11 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
04/23/11 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
04/24/11 Richmond, VA - The National
04/25/11 Washington, DC - Black Cat
04/26/11 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
04/27/11 New York, NY - Webster Hall
04/29/11 Providence, RI - The Met Cafe
04/30/11 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
05/01/11 Montreal, QC - Cabaret Du Mile End
05/02/11 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
05/04/11 Columbus, OH - Wexner Center
05/05/11 Chicago, IL - Metro
05/06/11 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
05/07/11 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
05/09/11 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
05/10/11 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
05/12/11 Seattle, WA - Neumo's
05/13/11 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
05/14/11 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
05/15/11 Astoria, OR - Fort George Brewery

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