Drones, billboards and Google Maps: a triple threat when it comes to album announcements, and one YACHT used to full effect yesterday when they launched their new LP, I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler.

Here's what they had to say about the album:

"The future is an impossible goal. It's something we chase after, believing in an illusion of control. That isn't to say our actions don't affect what the future is like-- in our case, hot, dry, loud, unjust--but that once we catch up to yesterday's future, it's no longer what we imagined. It's just the present all over again. And so on.

"We've made an album about that. It contains some speculations about the future that are big and distant as science fiction stories. But it's also about looking carefully at the world around us and trying to understand what we've done with the imaginations of those who came before us. Would they believe it?

We live in a complex moment. There seem to be networks at every level of reality; as with all our technologies, we can't keep ourselves from grabbing them, turning them around, and using them as a mirror. Every person is a node. Our technological economy is full of entities selling our own lives back to us. It's easy to feel disillusioned, if only it wasn't all so funny sometimes. #ITTFWBC"

Check out the album announcement video below. Thought The Future Would Be Cooler is out later in the year on Downtown Records.