Well, it seems that Armegeddon is going to be pretty jamming, or at least if YACHT has anything to do with it. In general, they seem pretty optimistic about the whole fire and brimstone thing, but I guess, if you’re on the sea in a yacht, the world (even at its last gasp, on fire) is your oyster. In reality, though, the band sees this as their “post-apocalyptic fight song, a cautionary tale, a science-fiction story for our particular eco-socio-political landscape…But as tempting as it is to give into a horror of our crumbling, radiation-leaking, bomb-launching reality, where the tracks lead is ultimately up to us.” YACHT will be releasing their new album Shangri-La on DFA June 27th, for which they offer this optimistic epigraph from Oscar Wilde’s The Soul of Man Under Socialism:
A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing. And when Humanity lands there, it looks out, and, seeing a better country, sets sail. Progress is the realisation of Utopias.