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August 19, 2009 10:31 AM   Subscribe

Nouvelle Vague covers New Wave and Punk (MLYT) Nouvelle Vague (no, not this one) does Bossa Nova covers of New Wave and Punk songs, including: Dance with me (Lords of the New Church), Master and Servant (Depeche Mode), Love will tear us apart (Joy Division), Making plans for Nigel (XTC), Blue Monday (New Order), This is not a love song (PiL), The guns of Brixton (The Clash), and one NSFW title

Too drunk to fuck (Dead Kennedys).

Previously: 1, 2, 3, 4.
posted by zippy (25 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
It sounds as if Jennifer Charles (Elysian Fields) decided to sing for Ivy on another album of cover tunes.

Lords of the New Church, Killing Joke, Sisters of Mercy, The Wake, damn. I cannot wait to make my friends do a spit-take to these. At least "Making Plans for Nigel" is still slightly ominous.
posted by adipocere at 10:48 AM on August 19, 2009


Don't the also cover Dancin' With Myself and Heart of Glass for us senior citizens?
posted by fixedgear at 10:50 AM on August 19, 2009


They do a charming cover of "The Killing Moon."
posted by Iridic at 10:58 AM on August 19, 2009 [2 favorites]


The first two NV records are great. I'm still waiting for a US release for NV3.
posted by eyeballkid at 11:02 AM on August 19, 2009


Eisbär, the song that led me to Nouvelle Vague. Here's Grauzone's original.
posted by item at 11:05 AM on August 19, 2009


Don't the also cover Dancin' With Myself and Heart of Glass for us senior citizens?

Yes! I actually knew about those two, but not the others.
posted by feistycakes at 11:08 AM on August 19, 2009


oh, wow...I saw them play a while back (and i never go anywhere)...they were pretty darn awesome...
posted by sexyrobot at 11:24 AM on August 19, 2009


I like their cover of "Just Can't Get Enough".
posted by nonmerci at 12:01 PM on August 19, 2009


So I'm not the only person who owns the Lords of the New Church albums? Who would have thunk it.
posted by ciderwoman at 12:17 PM on August 19, 2009


My favorite Nouvelle Vague cover is Confusion, another New Order song.
posted by thirteenkiller at 12:18 PM on August 19, 2009



So I'm not the only person who owns the Lords of the New Church albums? Who would have thunk it.


You're not, though, admittedly, mine are elsewhere, buried in the in-laws' closet in a plastic crate.
posted by eyeballkid at 12:20 PM on August 19, 2009


I didn't know about the third record, thanks eyeballkid!
posted by clearlydemon at 12:31 PM on August 19, 2009


Now I feel vaguely embarrassed to own a Lords of the New Church CD.
posted by adipocere at 12:43 PM on August 19, 2009


I've always felt vaguely embarrassed to own a Lords of the New Church CD album. They were just that kind of band.
posted by ciderwoman at 1:03 PM on August 19, 2009


The Lords of the New Church were great in theory but on vinyl, not so much.
posted by cazoo at 1:27 PM on August 19, 2009


i'm a big a fan of their rendition of friday night saturday morning, personally. unfortunately all the videos of it being performed on youtube are pretty terrible. boo hiss.
posted by vellocet at 1:36 PM on August 19, 2009


Their cover of "Bela Lugosi's Dead" is great for driving the local Vampire LARPers into a tizzy. They stand around and act offended.
posted by mephron at 1:49 PM on August 19, 2009


I loves me some Nouvelle Vague.
posted by everichon at 1:51 PM on August 19, 2009


I think my favourite is their cover of Tuxedomoon's In a Manner of Speaking.
posted by UbuRoivas at 1:57 PM on August 19, 2009


Although MetaFilter's OwnTM Amanda Palmer does a reasonable version, as well.
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:01 PM on August 19, 2009


What a crazy random happenstance! I was just telling my boyfriend about this band yesterday.

I just go mad for the cover of "Dancing With My Self"
posted by SheMulp AKA Plus 1 at 2:03 PM on August 19, 2009


Ever Fallen In Love owned my speakers for about a month.
posted by okbye at 2:14 PM on August 19, 2009


Their cover of "Bela Lugosi's Dead" is great for driving the local Vampire LARPers into a tizzy. They stand around and act offended.

It's also possibly the only instance where Nouvelle Vague removed a bossa nova beat from a song when they covered it.
posted by acb at 2:30 PM on August 19, 2009 [3 favorites]


Nouvelle Vague, awesomeness.

The same person that turned me on to them last year repeated the trick recently with the Lost Fingers. Their latest album consists of fantastic jazzy covers of 80's tunes.
posted by jeffj at 4:08 AM on August 20, 2009


I too am in love with Nouvelle Vague. And also the sex patels who are a local band that do something similar.
posted by seanyboy at 4:39 AM on August 20, 2009


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