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Friday, March 11, 2011

Let's Go Shopping With YACHT!

Posted by Charlie Swanson on Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 11:16 AM

In the great tradition of looking through people's new records, Amoeba Music in San Francisco presnts their latest installment of the "What's In My Bag?" series. This time we get to follow around the members of YACHT, Jona Bechtolt, Claire L. Evans, and Jeff "Jeffrey Jerusalem" Brodsky as they dig through the massive record store, search out rare cuts and show off some vinyl.

Any list that starts off with a bootleg Descendents 7-inch is going to be good, but more endearing is when Portland's electro-pop innovators share the reasons behind their buys. Evans relives memories of college parties with Sparks In Outer Space, Bechtolt lights up with excitement over finding the latest from friends High Places, and Brodsky seemingly obsesses over compilation records like Psych Funk 101 and the Minimal Wave Tapes Vol. 1. The exceedingly eclectic YACHT kicks off the Road To Utopia Tour next month.

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