Today Yelle is releasing not one but two new eye-popping videos, which together form a miniature film for their forthcoming album Safari Disco Club (March 29th; V2/Cooperative Music USA/Downtown Records). In the first half, which is fthe video for the album’s title track, the trio hit the dance floor to create a real-life safari disco club. The second half, which is the clip for “Que Veux-Tu,” finds GrandMarnier hopping behind a drum kit, Tepr manning the keys, and frontwoman Julie Budet slipping into a sparkly red dress to keep the party going. In both clips Yelle are joined by dance crew Fanny Pak, who were featured on the MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew, and the whole thing was directed by Jeremie Sandon Like all things Yelle, the videos are a place where late night fun, fashion, and a sly sense of humor all come together. It’s also a tantalizing taste of how fun the band’s live show is. You can catch Yelle on an extensive North American tour this Spring.
Yelle is fronted and named by Yelle, nee Julie Budet, a sparky gamine with a deceptively demure schoolgirl voice. Joined by producers Grand Marnier (Jean-Francois Perrier) and Tepr (Tanguy Destable). Since the release of their acclaimed debut album, Pop-Up, the band have kept busy. They covered Robyn‘s “Who’s That Girl” as part of the iTunes international exchange, and she covered their track “A Cause Des Garçons” in return. They were also were asked by Katy Perry to remix her hit single “Hot n Cold” which has led to them supporting her UK tour in April.
YELLE – Safari Disco Club / Que veux-tu (exclusive full length edit) from Yelle .
Yelle North American Tour Dates:
04/16: Indio, CA @ Coachella
04/17: Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
04/18: Tuscon, AZ @ Club Congress
04/19: Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
04/21: Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
04/22: Austin, TX @ Mohawk
04/23: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
04/25: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
04/26: Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
04/27: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
04/29: Boston, MA @ Royale Boston
04/30: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
05/02: Quebec City, QC @ Le Circle
05/03: Montreal, QC @ Le National
05/04: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
05/06: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
05/07: Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave.
05/08: Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
05/10: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
05/11: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
05/13: Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom
05/14: Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
05/15: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
05/17: Reno, NV @ Tonic Lounge
05/18: Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theater
05/19: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
05/20: San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
05/21: Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre
By: Kabeer Malhotra