Monday, May 22, 2006

Nouvelle Vague - Dreaming of Jean-Luc Godard

The down tempo irony found in Nouvelle Vague's cover songs bleed Godard. They should be playing through a phonograph in Breathless or Pierrot Le Fou. They are care-free and cool, like the French New Wave was meant to be.

Nouvelle Vague is a collaboration between Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux. The two producers gathered a group of French and Brazilian vocalists to record reinterpreted covers of popular pop songs. Think Cat Power with a lot more flavor.

The collective released their self titled debut album last year, and will return with Bande a Part on June 12th.

If you enjoy planning ahead, Nouvelle Vague will be dropping by the Henry Fonda Theatre on Sept. 8th. The early bird always gets the worm!

Grab the covers here:

Nouvelle Vague - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Nouvelle Vague - Killing Moon
Nouvelle Vague - Bela Lugosi's Dead

For good measure here is a great screen shot from Breathless.


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