Updated 2022.07.12

YACHT stands for Young Americans Challenging High Technology, but we’re neither young nor are we all American. We’re three people—Jona BecholtClaire L. Evans, and Robert Kieswetter—working in Los Angeles, California. We ask questions and answer them with records, texts, videos, objects, installations, scores and performances. We make as much as possible with as little as possible. We learn by doing.

YACHT was founded in 2002 and has released seven full-length albums and handfuls of singles, EPs, and other special ephemera.

The bulk of YACHT’s releases have been for New York City’s DFA Records. YACHT’s seventh album, Chain Tripping, which was composed in collaboration with machine learning researchers and tools, was nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Best Immersive Audio Album in 2020.

YACHT have created and sold unplayable compact discs, published a philosophical handbook, built a 62-foot video installation for Dolby, designed an eyewear collection, created a fragrance, campaigned against NSA surveillance, programmed large- scale public art activations, and given presentations and spoken about their work in art museums, universities, festivals, tech conferences, and rock clubs worldwide.