“If we build a Utopia will you come and stay,” begins the chorus in indie, dance-pop group YACHT‘s song, “Shangri-La.” The band recently released the video to the feel-good, summertime 2012 anthem, showcasing the bands traveling around their Los Angeles Utopia.
Known for creating dance-savvy, eargasm-inducing hits, YACHT’s video for “Shangri-La” reinforces the group’s hold on the indie electronic community. Featuring fans, friends and collaborators, the video is all about the simplicity of life, and the euphoria it can bring. From driving down Los Angeles’ city streets with the top down screaming happily, to viewing the city’s beautiful night sky as core YACHT members Jona Bechtolt and Claire Evans embrace one another, “Shangri-La” is a reminder that some of life’s greatest moments, can be experienced in the cities we live in.
Currently, YACHT is on tour, and will be making a stop at this year’s South By Southwest Music Festival, before finishing up their tour in Portland, Oregon.
YACHT Tour Dates
Feb. 23 Wrongbar Toronto, ON
Feb. 24 Il Motore Montreal, QC
Feb. 25 Higher Ground Burlington, VT
Feb. 26 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
Feb. 27 Chum’s, Brandeis University Waltham, MA
Feb. 29 The Horn Gallery, Kenyon College Gamier OH
Mar. 1 Plush St. Louis, MO
Mar. 2 Jackpot Music Hall Lawrence, KS
Mar. 3 Larimer Lounge Denver, CO
Mar. 5 Aggie Theater Fort Collins, CO
Mar. 15-16 SXSW, Austin, TX
Mar. 29 Mississippi Studios Portland, OR