It’s that time of year when YACHT releases a Summer song and it’s basically the best warm weather track to play right now. The song is a lightly executed, intellectually heavy song called “Party At The NSA” and is aimed at taking down the National Security Agency by way of giving money to donation supported non-profit Electronic Frontier Foundation, a group that fights back the government’s suspicious activities. Sounds great, right? It is. Listen to it—especially you, NSA.
The song, which features torn all seeing eye artwork and whose title is a delicious play on a famous Miley song, is basically a post-modern, electro-punk beach party jam. It has the same technical form of surf pop music but is all processed through “electronic eyes,” staticky keyboards and robotic backing vocals included. The lyrics—sung by Claire at her absolute badass best—address being careful what you share, bringing down these 1984 Big Brother types, and trying to incite an online sit in at the NSA by way of EFF. There’s even a crazy mid-song guitar breakdown that is by Marc Maron. There are surprises everywhere on this track! It’s so well done and so effective.
It also should be noted the website for the effort is pretty fantastic: it features a coded description that secretly suggests you play the song loud and think whatever you want and includes a one-stop-shop ability to listen, support, and share on the same pace. It was also made by Jona and Matthew Spencer. Every download (Just $.99!) goes toward the EFF so definitely chip in there as it’s for an excellent cause. Be on the lookout for a t-shirt collaboration with Nothing Major that also will benefit EFF and you can read an interview by Nothing with YACHT on the subject here. Listen to the track below and blast it up and down whatever Silicon Beach you are passing by. We’ve got our eyes on you too, NSA.
Oh! They’re playing a show at the Troubadour on August 29: get details on the show here.