Having scouted Beaverton's Laserport for several months and refusing pitch after pitch to film an artist in that space, we were starting think that a shoot there wasn't going to happen. But when we found out that YACHT was playing a homecoming show in Portland, everything came together. And better yet, they already had plans to film an episode for Morgan Spurlock's new series, A Day in the Life. I emailed Jona Bechtolt, and 48 hours later, the band had flown in from LAX and we were hauling their gear into Laserport.

If shooting in a dark, blacklight laser tag arena with tons of amped kids running around and top-40 techno remixes bumping between takes wasn't challenging enough, imagine jamming Spurlock's entire crew in there with us as they filmed us filming. It was weird and stressful, but that's the point. For a behind the scenes look at this shoot, you can watch the entire A Day in the Life episode on Hulu.

Follow YACHT (the band, the business, the belief system) through Europe as they continue to tour behind the post-post-apocalyptic utopia that is 2011's Shangri-La:

SHANGRI-LA TOUR 2012: PT.3 SOUTHERN U.S.A.
05-24 San Diego, CA – The Loft @ UCSD
05-25 Tucson, AZ – Plush
05-26 El Paso, TX – Neon Desert Music Festival
05-28 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
05-30 Gainesville, FL – Double Down Live
05-31 Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
06-01 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
06-02 Miami, FL – Bardot
06-04 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
06-05 Nashville, TN – 12th & Porter
06-06 Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone Cafe
06-07 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
06-08 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
06-09 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
06-11 Norman, OK – Opolis
06-13 Santa Fe, NM – Sol
06-14 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
06-15 Pomona, CA – The Glass House

SHANGRI-LA TOUR 2012: PT.4 FESTIVUS FOR THE REST OF US
08-10 – 08-12 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
08-31 – 09-02 Chicago, IL – North Coast Music Festival

SHANGRI-LA TOUR 2012: PT.5 HOT CHIP + YACHT
09-13 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
09-14 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater
09-15 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom

Directed and Edited: Hannah Gregg
Produced: Chris Cantino, Hannah Gregg
Camera: Hannah Gregg, Steve Wyshywaniuk, Rodrigo Melgarejo, Jaclyn Campanaro
Color Grading: Tyler Kohlhoff
Audio Mixing: Jeff Hylton Simmons
Audio Engineering: Jeff Hylton Simmons, Mike Elliott, Andrew Grosse

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