Claire L. Evans is a co-member, along with collaborator Jona Bechtolt, and lead vocalist for electronic music act/conceptual art piece/spiritual belief system YACHT, a science journalist who can be seen at vice.com, essayist, science-fiction editor: Just when you think you’ve got a handle on who she is, you discover yet another side to this creative virtuoso. I was fortunate to catch Evans and her bandmates live and in concert opening for French dream pop band M83 earlier this month, and was blown away by their energy and cyberpunk style. I reached out to her this week with a few questions about her music, the science-fiction that inspires her, and the Mystery Lights of Marfa, Texas. YACHT’s message is pretty simple: we do it ourselves, and so can you. We try to promote radical self-empowerment and encourage people to question the status-quo. Our focus changes from album to album, but we’re always interested in inciting conversation about media and the nature of creative sustainability in what can sometimes be a genuinely alienating pop-cultural landscape.