Thursday, March 24, 2005

NEW WAVE BOSSA NOVA

"Nouvelle Vague" is supposedly the French translation of both the terms "New Wave" and "bossa nova." And that pretty much sums it up. French electronica musicians/producers Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux's debut as Nouvelle Vague (to be released soon in America on Luaka Bop) reimagines punk classics into an EZ-cheezy cocktail mix. The Dead Kennedys, The Clash, and Pil are among the old anarchists flown to a beach in Brasil, as an ooh-la-la female singer seductively croons their old hits. I know, lounge versions of rock oldies is an oldie itself by now, but these are some clever arrangements. Witness their take on The Cure's "A Forest," or XTC's "Making Plans For Nigel." Aaaah...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great two cover-versions !!!!
More please ... !!! :-)

Mr Fab said...

Thanks, maybe I'll post more later. But which one? "This Is Not A Love Song"? "Too Drunk To Fuck"? Hmmm...

magic girl said...

love this band!