LISTEN UP :: Yelle Is Coming.

My obsession with French Electropop band Yelle began when I first heard the song "A Cause Des Garcons" playing in the background during a scene from, what was once, one of my fave TV shows. The only way I can adequately communicate how hard and how quickly I fell in love with Yelle's music, is to take you back in time with me...

It's 2008 , I'm sitting on the futon in the living room of my Damen Ave. apartment, annnnnd I almost feel embarrassed saying this, but I'm watching The Hills on MTV. The star of the show, LC, is in Paris with coworker and friend Whitney on a fashion mission assigned to them by LA-based badass fashion bigshot (a.k.a their boss) Kelly Cutrone. After picking up a dress from a Parisian couture designer, LC and Whit exit the shop to head back to their hotel and get ready for a night out on the town. 

As they step inside their sleek and shiny ride, and their conversation comes to an end, a catchy Electropop beat starts to play quietly in the background. And once LC and Whit were comfortably seated in the back of their chauffeur-driven BMW, the song's instrumentals are on full-blast and the voice of a highly enthused, sassy, French chick kicks in.  

It was at this point, that I literally jumped off the couch and began dancing around my living room like someone had just lit my ass on fire; my arms flailed wildly above my head, and my hips rolled in circles and bounced side-to-side, in perfect unison with my bare feet as they moved across the floor to the beat. 

That night, while searching online for the song I had heard on The Hills, I stumbled upon a Tecktonik version of one of Yelle's songs; directed by Bastien Lattanzio and Guillaume Berg. The video uses a Tepr remix of a Yelle song and features Tecktonik dancers Treaxy and Vavan dancing beside the letters of the word "Yelle."

From that night (when I first heard the band and saw the dance) on, for almost a year, I was hooked on Yelle and Tecktonik.


4.16 :: Indio, CA : Coachella
4.17 :: Phoenix, AZ : Rhythm Room
4.18 :: Tuscon, AZ : Club Congress
4.19 :: Albuquerque, NM : Launchpad
4.21 :: Dallas, TX : Granada Theatre
4.22 :: Austin, TX : Mohawk
4.23 :: Houston, TX : Fitzgerald's
4.25 :: Atlanta, GA : Masquerde
4.26 :: Chapel Hill, NC : Cat's Cradle
4.27 :: Washington, DC : 9:30 Club
4.29 :: Boston, MA : Royale Boston
4.30 :: New York, NY : Irving Plaza
5.02 :: Quebec City, Quebec : Le Circle
5.03 :: Montreal, Quebec : Le National
5.04 :: Toronto, Ontario : The Opera House
5.07 :: Minneapolis, MN : First Ave
5.08 :: Madison, WI : Majestic Theatre
5.10 :: Denver, CO : Bluebird Theater
5.11 :: Salt Lake City, UT : Urban Lounge
5.13 :: Vancouver, British Columbia : The Commodore Ballroom
5.14 :: Seattle, WA : Neumos
5.15 :: Portland, OR : Wonder Ballroom
5.17 :: Reno, NV : Tonic Lounge
5.18 :: Santa Cruz, CA : Rio Theater
5.19 :: San Francisco, CA : Regency Ballroom
5.20 :: San Diego, CA : The Casbah
5.21 :: Los Angeles, CA : Henry Fonda Theatre

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