With the winds as high as they are in Austin right now, there’s no excuse not to fill your sails and cast away. Enter the Live Music Capital’s leading authority on yacht rock, Alex Chod, and his appropriately-christened vessel YATTE. YATTE (“YAH-tay”) has an uncanny ability to emulate and evoke sounds of the late ’70s and early-mid ’80s while interjecting a bit of modern wit and self-aware sarcasm every now and then.
Last Friday YATTE apprised their loyal crew of listeners with the reveal of their upcoming album Sweet Shelter, and this announcement came alongside a new Steve Winwood-esque single and animated music video, created by Chod himself with the magic of Blender. You’ll see Chod become the cartoon captain that he’s always internalized and the nostalgic high you’ll get from “Spirit Calls” is guaranteed to make you want to blow the dust off your old N64 cartridges and desperately dig through boxes to find that ever-elusive RGB adapter.
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