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YACHT PUNK SHARE NEW “RADAR” SINGLE

YACHT PUNK

YACHT PUNK SHARE NEW “RADAR” SINGLE

NEW ALBUM GHOSTS OUT APRIL 5TH

LISTEN & SHARE: Yacht Punk – “Radar”

LISTEN & SHARE: Yacht Punk – “Baby” (Donnie and Joe Emerson Cover)

WATCH & SHARE: Yacht Punk – “Indian Summer”

“…captures nostalgia in a sunbathed light.” – EARMILK

“The melodies and lyrics seem to connect the dots between rock, punk and some grunge allowing to really evoke the feelings and emotions that the verses hold within.” – Wolf in a Suit
LA indie-rock outfit, Yacht Punk, have shared a brand new single, titled “Radar.” The track is the latest to be released off their upcoming record, Ghosts, which is due out on Friday, April 5th. Graham, the band’s frontman, speaks on the new single below.

“‘Radar’ was the first song we ever used a synth for a lead or major part of the song. I liked the vintage, new wave-ish element it brought to the song and it kinda reminded me of early Strokes stuff. We don’t use a synth when we play it live, but yea we’re basically an EDM band.” – Graham Bockmiller, Yacht Punk

A couple weeks ago, the band delivered a new spin on a timeless love song just in time for Valentine’s Day. They put their own spin on Donnie and Joe Emerson’s classic, “Baby.” Give it a listen above!

Previously, they shared a brand new video for their single, “Indian Summer.” The video was premiered with Wolf in a Suit, who praised the video saying, “the music video takes a unique and refreshing route as it is a finely tuned blend of classic vibes and contemporary touches that makes it all really stand out.” . Check out the video above and stay tuned for more exciting news regarding Yacht Punk’s album release!

Laying on the floor of his unfinished basement studio in Beachwood Canyon, Graham Bockmiller realized it was time to go out on his own. The LA-based band Great White Buffalo had run its course, leaving him unsure what would come next. Graham spent the next year holed up inside his studio by himself; contemplating life, writing, collecting nude calendars of Eastern European women suggestively holding large trophy carp, and experimenting with the raw recording skills he had taught himself. Inspired by artists like The Strokes, Foals, and HEALTH, he began exploring new sounds and textures outside of the traditional rock staples of guitar, drums, and bass – testing the limits of his DIY recording chops in search for a more interesting, vibier sound. These songs would later become the beginning of Yacht Punk.

Graham tinkered on demos until a chance meeting with Michael Pozzi (guitar) at Davey Wayne’s on Hollywood Boulevard. Michael was all-in on the project after visiting the studio and hearing where the music was going, and they were soon joined by Graham’s roommate Tricky (drums, no discernible first or last name) and Justin Ricard (bass). They took the demos to producer and indie-rock guru Matt Wignall’s (Cold War Kids, Mando Diao, J. Roddy Walston and the Business) eclectic Tackyland studio in Long Beach. In his converted garage studio (where “Hang Me Out to Dry” was recorded), Wignall took the music to further and weirder places with his unique production black magic. Afterwards, the band brought the tracks back to LA, where they were finished with mixer/engineer Will Brierre (The Killers “Hot Fuss”). Their single “Need a Reason” was featured on Spotify’s New Noise and Fresh Finds playlists.

So here it is. Yacht Punk sounds like Stephen King’s movie Maximum Overdrive took a handful of downers. It has something to do with free-basing weed wax off nice silverware you heated up on an electric stove. It’s drinking daiquiris out of a hollowed-out pineapple at a vampire bar, flying on acid. It’s doing hippie-flips in the desert while eating steak dinner with a roommates’ retired relatives, having a black dumpster cat named Mazzy Star, and destroying another pair of white Converse. No, they don’t ride on yachts and they don’t play punk.

GHOSTS – TRACKLISTING
1. A Dog of Dogs for a Ghost
2. Need a Reason
3. New Wave Denier
4. Radar
5. Indian Summer
6. Existential Freakout
7. Oh You
8. Modern Condition
9. A Piano Song
10. Decapitator
11. Nightmare Pool

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