- I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler
- (Gatefold LP Jacket, Colored Vinyl, Black, 2PC)
- Artist: YACHT
- Format: LP
- Release Date:10/16/2015
Double vinyl LP pressing. I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler, is a sweeping and visionary critique of the 21st century. It reveals the band at it's most self-assured: critical, funny, tough, and musically diverse, crafting an infectious and hyperactive conceptual pop that seems to seep through the walls of an alternate universe. YACHT's knowing references to technology, feminism, and media are layered in complex arrangements in songs about holograms and phones, police violence and identity, sex and the future. I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler draws from a weird well of ADD influences: 80s Japanese electronic reggae (Sandii & The Sunsetz, Haruomi Hosono), '70s and '80s post-punk and no wave (Family Fodder, The Waitresses, Suburban Lawns, Killing Joke, A Certain Ratio, Devo), Norwegian disco (Todd Terje, Lindstrøm, Prins Thomas), and Grand Royal Records-era alternative music (Cibbo Matto, Luscious Jackson, Money Mark).