Skyline Sessions

Skyline Sessions: YACHT

Watch the Grammy-nominated L.A.-based band perform in the studio.

The Los Angeles-based band YACHT (acronym: Young Americans Challenging High Technology) made a splash in 2009 with the album See Mystery Lights, which was inspired by West Texas and the unexplained phenomenon of the Marfa Lights. The critically acclaimed electro-pop album explored mysterious themes like cults, religion and secret societies, and the band has continued to investigate interesting subject matter (as well as record each of its albums in Marfa). YACHT’s 2019 album Chain Tripping was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Immersive Audio Album, and it was made using Artificial Intelligence technology to craft melodies and lyrics. The result is a fascinating set of songs that mines early electronic music and disco rhythms, yet feels refreshingly new and experimental. YACHT visited Skyline Sessions to record “Sad Money” and “Hey Hey,” both from Chain Tripping.

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