Yelle never hit it as big as it seemed like they might at the tail-end of the aughts, but they’ve done alright for themselves. The French pop group put out their third album Complètement Fou last fall, which was popular enough in their home country. One of the tracks on that record is “Moteur Action,”… More »
This week we have new videos from The Living Sisters (directed by Michel Gondry), Pharoahe Monch, Die Antwoord, and, once again, Cloud Nothings. The videos from Guillemots, YELLE, and Willow Smith have some amazing special effects — bodies embedded in pavement, bodies spinning and floating in space, entire city streets emerging from sand. But the… More »
Before we kick off the bulk of this week’s CMJ coverage, we’re gonna look all the way back to last week’s Iceland Airwaves Festival. Stereogum sent photog Abbey Braden overseas to take it all in. When not commiserating with locals about our countries’ financial crises, Abbey caught dozens of sets from familiar standbys (Fuck Buttons,… More »
Last night French electro-pop dance-storm Yelle showed up and rocked the Knitting Factory. We weren’t there, but this video shot by occasional Stereogum photographer Abbey Braden for ‘Sup offers a pretty good idea of the night’s festivities.
Word’s made its way back across the Atlantic about France’s Tecktonik scene, a contemporaneous flux of music/fashion/art that just may be as loved, loathed, and nonexistent as NME’s new rave nonsense. But, at least know that it’s out there, and that Yelle is deep in the mix of this maybe-movement. Not much info we ca… More »