July 15, 2011 - SoundSpike's free MP3 download for Friday (7/15) is "Utopia (Miracles Club remix)" by Portland-based dance-pop duo YACHT. The featured cut, a remix version by The Miracles Club, is from their remix EP "Utopia," available on DFA Records.
July 6, 2011 - Portland's Yacht (sometimes spelled YACHT) is either an electronic duo posing as a pop band, or a pop band posing as an electronic duo. At times they'll remind you of Marc Almond's Soft Cell and Midge Ure's Ultravox -- 10 tons of popped-collar sparkle and sheen wedged into a five-ton box. And at other times they go all Jenny Jenny who can I turn to? on you. It's almost like they don't believe in genres, these guys.