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To promote their upcoming European tour dates, YACHT is enchanté to release a new song, a cover of iconic avant-garde French singer Brigitte Fontaine's "Le Goudron."
Fontaine is one of YACHT's longtime favorite artists. Her singing style, her ability to blend humor and major gravitas, her seeming flippancy about life and death, and her willingness to take on serious issues: these are all huge inspirations for YACHT. So is her path of unswerving weirdness.
"Le Goudron" is a surrealist revolutionary song originally recorded in 1969 with The Art Ensemble of Chicago; YACHT has reinvented its naive-apocalyptic candor for a neon-soaked dance floor, their preferred autonomous zone.
While Claire L. Evans of YACHT was raised in France, this is the first song YACHT has ever recorded in French. Of the song, YACHT says, "we can only hope that our frantic, starry-eyed cribbing of Brigitte Fontaine makes us better people. In the meantime, we wanted to pay homage."
The pair also made a new music video for the song, shot at The Smell in Los Angeles, California.
Read more about the track on YACHT's blog HERE and check out "Le Goudron" and YACHT's European and US tour dates below!
SHANGRI-LA TOUR 2012: PT.2 EUROPE
04-26 Nantes, FR - Pôle Etudiant
04-27 Tours, FR - Le Temps Machine
04-28 Paris, FR - KEEP PORTLAND WEIRD @ Gaîté Lyrique
04-30 Heidelberg, DE - Halle01
05-01 Frankfurt, DE - Zoom
05-02 St. Gallen, CH - Palace
05-03 Dublin, IE - Workmansclub
05-05 Belfast, UK - Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
05-06 Bristol, UK - Simple
05-08 London, UK - XOYO
05-11 Brighton, UK - The Great Escape @ Digital
05-13 Norwich, UK - Norwich & Norfolk Festival
05-14 Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
05-15 Brussels, BE - Les Nuits De Botanique Festival
05-16 Lyon, FR - Nuits Sonores Festival
05-17 Barcelona, ES - Music
05-18 Madrid, ES - Charada
05-19 Guimaraes, PT - Vila Flor
SHANGRI-LA TOUR 2012: PT.3 SOUTHERN U.S.A.
05-24 San Diego, CA - The Loft @ UCSD
05-25 Tucson, AZ - Plush
05-26 El Paso, TX - Neon Desert Music
05-28 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
05-30 Gainesville, FL - Double
05-31 Orlando, FL - The Plaza Live
06-01 Tampa, FL - Crowbar
06-02 Miami, FL - Bardot
06-04 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
06-05 Nashville, TN - 12th & Porter
06-06 Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone Cafe
06-07 Dallas, TX - Club Dada
06-08 Austin, TX - The Mohawk
06-09 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
06-11 Norman, OK - Opolis
Fe, NM - Sol
06-14 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
06-15 Pomona, CA - The Glass House
08-10 - 08-12 San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands
08-31 - 09-02 Chicago, IL - North Coast Music