#1
i havent been here for a long time, but i think i discovered the greatest thing since Jack White started playing blues.
It´s this bossa nova band that covers famous 80s post punk songs.
For example The Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees; The Clash..

And what, you may ask exactly is a Nouvelle Vague? It..s ..new wave,.. it..s ..bossa nova....it..s ..Nouvelle Vague... Too vague? Nouvelle Vague is the marriage of ..new wave.. and ..bossa nova,.. two incredibly prescient yet improbable musical bedfellows. But it..s really not that simple. The key twist is the fearless music that is translated (so to speak) into Nouvelle Vague. Take, if you will, a trip down memory lane back to the most vibrant and exciting era of earnest music..the classic post-punk period between late 1978 and mid-1981---a time of faux existentialism, unnecessary glumness, and grey musical austerity that raged against the big haired, corporate rock of the time. Think Joy Division, PiL, or The Dead Kennedy..s. This period of inventive and lyrically rich music---all gloom and doom---has been well, ..Nouvelle Vague-d.. (if that..s a word). Nouvelle Vague is two well seasoned, multi-instrumentalists/producers, Marc Collins and Oliver Libaus, who have found the beauty and heart in the sounds from this era and transformed them--cleverly merging and arranging this radical music. Some of the songs are stripped back to acoustic arrangements with lithe shaker rhythms achieved by gathering a parade of heavenly chanteuses from all over the world (six French, one Brazilian and one New Yorker) as guest vocalists to sex up everyone from XTC and Modern English to The Clash and The Undertones. Marc Collins, Oliver Libaux, and their honey-voiced accomplices have achieved nothing short of jaw dropping music that is completely recognizable and true to it..s original meaning, just with a bit more ..swoon...


http://www.nouvellesvagues.com
#2
LOL. Are you on their marketing team or something?

You should be.


I second everything ^ she said.
#3
i was in a bar in cardiff, it was hawaian themed and the music they played may well have been this. it was awesome. there was dead kennedys, radiohead, loads of stuff. cool.
#5
Been a fan of them for quite some time. Saw them playing at on of our biggest Belgian festivals, Pukkelpop. They were great! I cried when they played their version of Eisbaer...

But I think I listened to them a few times too many; for a quite while it was the only CD I played, and now I'm a bit tired of them. Also, their latest CD doesn't appeal to me at all. At first I thought it would be great hearing them sing Anarchy in the UK, but that was a great disappointment!
#6
Quote by betty boop
[...] Siouxsie and the Banshees; [...]


Don't think they covered that one. Can't seem to find it anyway...