Before they started collaborating in 2009, Jona Bechtolt and Claire Evans of YACHT already had their own long impressive bios, but together their star shines even brighter. Partners in both life and art, they possess a chemistry that's undeniable and rare, both onstage and off. Their live performances are electrifying, energetic affairs, but behind the scenes they are contemplative, spiritual people who look to nature and science for inspiration.

For the past year, the couple has made L.A. their home, where, like many Angelenos, they do a lot of hiking. Just back from a sojourn in Marfa, TX, they let us tag along on one of their frequent walks. We went to Elysian Park, an uncrowded sanctuary of green overlooking downtown, and found splendor in the grass, as well as some wonderfully mysterious tree stump thrones and a big wooden mushroom.