Nouvelle Vague coming to LA

Nouvelle Vague
    “Taking their moniker from the 60s New Wave of cult French cinema, Nouvelle Vague are a French musical collective put together by arrangers Marc Collins and Olivier Libaux. The group’s raison d’etre is to resurrect lost classics from the 80s New Wave music and reinterpret them in a saucy bossa nova style. Replacing the inherent broodiness and aggression of songs like The Dead Kennedy’s Too Drunk To F**k and Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart with insouciant Latino rhythms shouldn't work, but it really, really does.” says the BBC. 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.
Listen to their versions of I Melt With You(Modern English), Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division), Making Plans For Nigel (XTC), This is Not a Love Song (PIL aka Public Image Ltd.) -- here on myspace and then click here to stream Teen Age Kicks (the Undertones)

25 bucks is a little steep for most shows, but I think this one will be worth it.
Jan 5-6th.2006 @ at The Fold in Tangier (a tiny venue!)
2138 Hillhurst Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027
but tickets


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