Claire L. Evans

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Claire L. Evans
Evans in 2019
Evans in 2019
Background information
OriginPortland, Oregon, United States
GenresIndie rock, electropop, dance-pop
Years active2008-present
LabelsDFA, States Rights, Marriage

Claire L. Evans is an American singer, writer and artist based in Los Angeles, California. She is the lead singer of the pop duo YACHT.[1]

Evans joined YACHT in 2008 after sharing a "mystical experience" with collaborator Jona Bechtolt and has recorded four albums, namely See Mystery Lights, Shangri-La, I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler, and Chain Tripping with Bechtolt.[2] She also appeared as a guest on YACHT's third album I Believe in You. Your Magic Is Real. Known for her androgynous onstage persona as a performer, she has been called a "neo-Annie Lennox" by The New York Times.[1] NPR music journalist Bob Boilen has referred to her as "one of the most striking performers I've seen in a rock band".[3]

In addition, Evans is a journalist and author of Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet.[4] With a popular science and culture blog titled Universe, hosted by National Geographic's Scienceblogs network,[5] her essay for Universe "Moon Art: Fallen Astronaut" was anthologized in The Best Science Writing Online 2012.[6] She also writes for Vice, The Guardian, Wired and Aeon. In August 2013, she became the editor-in-chief of OMNI Reboot, a new online version of the science magazine OMNI.[7] She is the former Futures Editor of Motherboard, Vice (magazine)'s technology and science website.

She is a member of the feminist collective Deep Lab.[8] She is the creator of the App 5 Every Day.[9]


  • Broad Band, Penguin Random House, 2018. ISBN 9780735211759 [10][11][9]


  1. ^ a b Spiridakis, Elizabeth (15 October 2009). "The Insider - Yacht's Claire Evans". Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Sent from Space: YACHT's Claire Evans". Mother Jones. Retrieved 2013-12-19.
  3. ^ Boilen, Bob (2011-06-22). "YACHT: Tiny Desk Concert". NPR. Retrieved 2013-12-19.
  4. ^ Addie Wagenknecht. (March 5, 2018). "How Claire Evans Is Writing Women Back Into The Internet". Forbes. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  5. ^ "Universe - Always Expanding". 2013-02-15. Retrieved 2013-12-19.
  6. ^ Evans, Claire L. (2012-09-20). "The Best Science Writing Online 2012 – Universe". Retrieved 2013-12-19.
  7. ^ Robertson, Adi (2013-08-08). "Omni, reboot: an iconic sci-fi magazine goes back to the future". The Verge. Retrieved 2013-12-19.
  8. ^ Wendy Syfret (20 July 2015). "exploring feminist hacktivism with deep lab". i-d Vice. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  9. ^ a b French, Agatha (23 March 2018). "Claire L. Evans created an app, leads the band Yacht and now has written a book about female tech pioneers". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Science's Invisible Women". The New York Times. 2018-03-19. Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  11. ^ Evans, Claire L.; Cart, Lee E. "BROAD BAND". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 2020-04-04.

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