Electro-pop is a thoroughly internationalized sound at this point. A little touch of Japan, Sweden, U.S.A., and England all go nicely together. And so the French outfit Yelle fits right into the burbling synthetic four-on-the-floor pleasures of the genre. Fans of Annie, M.I.A., Fitz and the Tantrums, Robyn, and the Ting Tings will find points of connection in this arty dance music.
The group — once a trio, now a duo — have a playful and fittingly bright style, riffing on cultural appropriation and colonialism on the cover of their 2011 album Safari Disco Club, complete with pith helmets and tribal masks. Yelle got their start with a dis track of a French rapper posted on Myspace in 2005. Since then Yelle have worked with the electro-pop producer magnate Dr. Luke and have also recorded for his label. Frontwoman Julie Budet sings infectious melodies over fizzy synth backdrops, steady beats and the occasional slap bass, with enough balance between the sequined fun and the android robotics. The band makes let's-go music perfect for hula-hooping or possibly some laps around the retro skating rink. Their new single, "Interpassion," is a sort of Tom Tom Club-ish ode to elementary polyglot communications of friendship and goodwill.
Yelle at the Ballroom at the Outer Space, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden, on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 8:30 p.m. $15. 203-288-6400, thespacect.com.