Claire L. Evans

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Claire L. Evans
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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 three albums, See Mystery Lights, Shangri-La, and I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler 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] Her research for Broad Band focuses on the early female pioneers of the computer industry and the internet at large, and examines why these women's achievements and identities are not widely remembered in today's culture, based on a gender bias at play in the early computer science field.[5] With a popular science and culture blog, Universe, hosted by National Geographic's Scienceblogs network[6], her essay for Universe, "Moon Art: Fallen Astronaut" was anthologized in The Best Science Writing Online 2012.[7] 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.[8] She is currently the Futures Editor of Motherboard, Vice (magazine)'s technology and science website.

She is a member of the feminist collective Deep Lab.[9] She is the creator of the App "5 Every Day." [10]


  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. ^ Heffner, Alexander; Evans, Claire (April 10, 2018). "Mother Internet". The Open Mind, Thirteen. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  6. ^ "Universe - Always Expanding". 2013-02-15. Retrieved 2013-12-19.
  7. ^ Evans, Claire L. (2012-09-20). "The Best Science Writing Online 2012 – Universe". Retrieved 2013-12-19.
  8. ^ Robertson, Adi (2013-08-08). "Omni, reboot: an iconic sci-fi magazine goes back to the future". The Verge. Retrieved 2013-12-19.
  9. ^ Wendy Syfret (20 July 2015). "exploring feminist hacktivism with deep lab". i-d Vice. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  10. ^ Agatha French (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.