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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Lykke Li, Yelle

posted by on October 23 at 14:05 PM


There are two glaring omissions in this week’s Up & Coming concert listings: Swedish hypemachine it-girl Lykke Li (pictured above, with shoes) and French hypemachine it-girl (ca. 2007) Yelle.

How did this happen? Well, somewhere between dropping acid with Of Montreal and time-travelling with Brian Wilson, these international ladies slipped through the cracks. Our apologies. But since these acts owe so much of their buzz to the Internets anyway, maybe it’s only appropriate that we address them here on Line Out.

Lykke Li’s Youth Novels was produced by Peter Bjorn & John’s BjŲrn Yttling, and some folks have pointed out that it kind of sounds like the female vocals from that band’s “Young Folks” stretched out to album length. The album is pleasant and poppy enough, though, with a couple undeniable gems, the below, “Dance, Dance, Dance” being one of them:

But, and this is the techno-dork/DJ in me talking, where these tracks really come alive is in the remixes, specifically the Dada Life remix of “Dance, Dance, Dance,” the Loving Hand remix of “Little Bit,” and both the Metronomy and Fred Falke remixes of “I’m Good, I’m Gone.” Also, she closes out her live shows with a cover of “Can I Kick It?” Yes, she can.

I’ve previously written about Yelle here and here, but basically, Yelle is a delightful, dirty-talking French electro-pop cartoon character. Observe:

Yelle plays Neumos Monday, October 27th, 8pm, $15, all-ages, w/Passion Pit, Funeral Party, & DJ Colby B

Lykke Li plays Neumos Wednesday, October 29th, 8pm, $15, all-ages, w/Friendly Fires

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