It's no coincidence that I just got through talking about how great summer songs are. Now YACHT are just making it to easy. This cut, off their upcoming See Mystery Lights due out July 28th, is simply called, "Summer Song." Given my personal working definition ("luscious, almost eatable...hey fill the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day, scoring every ice cream cone, beach party, bon fire, and that afternoon hammock nap"), naming a track "Summer Song" is quite ambitious. Luckily for YACHT, I respond well to ambition and in the case of "Summer Song," it pays off generously.
"Move your feet to the summer song," we are urged throughout this bouncy and unquestionably danceable track. Will it be at the top of everyone's playlist this summer? Probably not. I personally still prefer See Mystery Lights first single, "Psychic City," but it lacks the obvious dancefloor appeal that "Summer Song" so effortlessly possesses.
YACHT - Summer Song | mp3
Go on to page 2 for "It's Boring/You Can Live Anywhere You Want"
"It's Boring/You Can Live Anywhere You Want" is an 8-minute epic that is bit more fitting of a DFA recording artist. It's a fuzzy dance-punk gem, this side of Gossip's Rick Rubin stunt, and one that demands repeated hearkening.
Listening to "It's Boring/You Can Live Anywhere You Want" as I write this and only one thing is clear. This song is the best LCD Soundsystem song not performed by James Murphy. "It's Boring/You Can Live..." would have been right at home on Sound of Silver the All My Friends EP (let's get real here).
Even though this song is having me reach for my LCD Soundsystem records, I applaud YACHT for keeping up with the James Murphy comparison for a bit over 8-minutes without falling flat on their face; a remarkable feat in its own right.
YACHT - It's Boring/You Can Live Anywhere You Want | mp3