Maybe YACHT wouldn’t be that sad if the complete and total annihilation of the human race happened tomorrow. The video for their song “Beam Me Up,” off their recent album Shangri-La, finds the band playing around with the upsides of doomsday in a laser tag arena. Think of a future where cyber-soldiers fight each other in the smouldering metallic ruins of society, except with children shooting fake lasers.
James Harvey has a sort of magnetic charm - this sort of force that draws you into his songs like a ex-lover you know you shouldn’t speak to any longer but you can’t help yourself. There’s only a matter of time before the seduction pulls with enough force that we’re all playing his game.
Get this on the When Women Played Drums EP limited edition cassette from Grizzly Records on July 10th.