Yelle at the Fillmore Miami Beach December 2

When French electro-pop outfit Yelle last visited Miami in 2008, it gave the city a one-two punch, performing at the Polish American Club and then returning barely two months later to perform at Art Basel's Art Loves Music event. So does Yelle have a little crush on the Magic City? It seems to be the case. Especially because the trio is returning to South Florida this Friday for a date at the Fillmore Miami Beach, which, oddly enough, happens to again fall during Basel week.

Of course, with so many international types in town, this time of year might be Yelle's best bet. After all, the band's American success is a total oddity. Most record execs will tell you that American audiences won't stand for foreign-language tunes. But Yelle has somehow enjoyed moderate success in the States with songs sung entirely in French. And earlier this year, the band released its sophomore effort, Safari Disco Club, which doesn't veer too far from the successful formula found on debut record Pop Up. It's all about great beats, a touch of electro, and seemingly happy lyrics, even if you aren't entirely sure what's being said.

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Jose D. Duran is the associate editor of Miami New Times. He's the strategist behind the publication's eyebrow-raising Facebook and Twitter feeds. He has also been reporting on Miami's cultural scene since 2006. He has a BS in journalism and will live in Miami as long as climate change permits.
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