Wednesday, June 17
Irving Plaza, New York NY
Nouvelle Vague, the French band that conquered the world with bossa nova covers of punk and new wave classics, return in time for summer with their third album 3, featuring Depeche Mode's Martin Gore, Ian McCulloch of Echo And The Bunnymen, Terry Hall of the Specials and Funboy Three Magazine's "Parade" sung by Barry Adamson. Led by producer/arrangers Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux and sung by a revolving cast of chanteuses, the group's first two albums, Nouvelle Vague (2004) and Bande A Part (2006) have sold well over half-a-million copies.
Not wishing to tinker with this winning formula, but evolving all the same, Nouvelle Vague's 3 picks up where Bande A Part left off, and this time they're performing duets with the original singers. The other way NV3 differs from its predecessors is in the arrangements of the songs. Aside from the reggae and bossa nova interpretations, the songs are also inspired by country music and bluegrass. For this is what they do best; they take the songs that you adore and make you fall in love with them all over again.