I am SUPER psyched to hear that YACHT is going to be playing all over during sxsw this year. This includes a KVRX radio station visit on Saturday the 17th. Stream it from 12-2pm (CST). Jona Bechtolt (akaYACHT) is many things; photog, drummer, graphic/web designer, and 1/2 of the duo The Blow. Last year, I saw Khaela 3 times, so if I see Jona at least 3 times next week, I'll feel complete.
YACHT had a good reason to skip Texas last year. He just finished a remix cd called Our Friends in Hell. It includes remixes of The Blow, Architecture in Helsinki, Mirah, Tussle, Copy and a track from his forthcoming album I Believe in You. Your Magic Is Real. If you are one of the first 100 to buy Our Friends in Hell at the States Rights website, you'll get a free poster and sticker. Do it now!
Bobby Birdman-And Then It Begins (YACHT remix)
The Blow-Hock It (YACHT remix)
ooh ooh ooh annnd check out his terribly cute kitty Whiskers Bechtolt on video at his myspace page.