In the meantime, we wanted to pay homage, and so we recorded a cover of one of her greatest songs, Le Goudron. Le Goudron is a surrealist revolutionary song originally recorded in 1969 with The Art Ensemble of Chicago, from the crazy-good album Comme A La Radio; we’ve reinvented its naive-apocalyptic candor for a neon-soaked dance floor. And yes, this is a YACHT recording in French! Claire’s first language is French, but we’ve never made a song in her native language before. With a European tour coming up, we figured now’s the time. –YACHT
YACHT has released a new free song, a cover of Brigitte Fontaine’s ‘Le Goudron’ in support of their upcoming SHANGRI-LA TOUR 2012: PT.2 EUROPE. Also the remixes of ‘Le Goudron’ by Bobby Birdman & High Places, and another secret cover, their own remix and edit, are coming on iTunesMusic soon.