It’s getting harder and harder these days to come up with new promo ideas but LA-based disco/punk duo YACHT did by announcing their new longplayer with the help of Google Maps. Jona Bechtholt and Claire L. Evans posted a Google Maps pin via Twitter which led to a billboard that revealed the album title I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler. YACHT on the new album:
The future is an impossible goal. It’s something we chase after, believing in an illusion of control. That isn’t to say our actions don’t affect what the future is like— in our case, hot, dry, loud, unjust—but that once we catch up to yesterday’s future, it’s no longer what we imagined. It’s just the present all over again. And so on.
We’ve made an album about that. It contains some speculations about the future that are big and distant as science fiction stories. But it’s also about looking carefully at the world around us and trying to understand what we’ve done with the imaginations of those who came before us. Would they believe it?
We live in a complex moment. There seem to be networks at every level of reality; as with all our technologies, we can’t keep ourselves from grabbing them, turning them around, and using them as a mirror. Every person is a node. Our technological economy is full of entities selling our own lives back to us. It’s easy to feel disillusioned, if only it wasn’t all so funny sometimes. #ITTFWBC
The follow-up to Shangri-La from 2011 will be released later this year via Downtown Records. Witness the video for proof right here.