UPDATE: SOMEONE OUTED THEM AS DOING THIS AS A PUBLICITY STUNT, WELL DONE, IT WORKED. COOL MOVE EXPLOITING PEOPLE'S SYMPATHY FOR REVENGE PORN VICTIMS AND STRUGGLING BANDS IN ONE FELL BLOW, GUYS.
Bands whose members are in relationships with each other don't always turn out for the best; west coast duo Yacht are the exception. They formed 14 years ago and core members Jona Bechtolt and Claire Evans have been "romantic and artistic partners since 2006."
Last night, the band revealed that a sex tape between Bechtolt and Evans had been leaked online "due to a series of technological missteps and one morally abject person." They went on to state that they're taking legal action against the leaker.
However, in an intriguing move, the band announced that they'd start selling the tape instead of it only being available through torrents or streaming sites. They band said that "controlling how this video is seen, and who profits from it, is the only form of agency we have left over this exploitative situation.”
Fortunately it's a relatively young, attractive couple, not a bunch of old punks circle jerking in a sprinter van. In addition, they should think about adding some DVDs to their merch table, maybe they'll get some Kim Kardashian style fame. You can access the video here if you're keen, while here's a slightly more safe for work video...
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