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Nouvelle Vague

With a name that means "new wave" in English and "bossa nova" in Portuguese, Nouvelle Vague's moniker neatly sums up the group's concept: remaking classic new wave singles with a Brazilian pop twist. Nouvelle Vague are the brainchild of French producers Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux. Prior to this collaboration, Collin played with the trip-hop outfit Ollano; composed film soundtracks such as The Kidnapper's Theme; and released electronic music ranging from club-oriented material for Paper Recordings to more eclectic fare for Fcom and Output Records (under the aliases Avril and Volga Select, respectively). Libaux played with various French pop bands during the '90s and began working with Collin in 1998. For Nouvelle Vague, Collin and Libaux recruited half a dozen French and Brazilian vocalists who were unfamiliar with the original versions of songs like Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart" and XTC's "Making Plans for Nigel" to ensure that their renditions had their own identity.

Nouvelle Vague was released in Europe in 2004 and received U.S. distribution in spring 2005, which coincided with tour dates in locales as far-flung as Shanghai, New York, Los Angeles, and Rio de Janeiro. Nouvelle Vague's second album, A Bande a Part, arrived in summer 2006. The following year, the team returned with Coming Home, a collection of songs from films given the Nouvelle Vague treatment. New Wave, a collection of covers by new wave artists, also arrived in 2007. Post-punk and new wave luminaries such as Ian McCulloch, Terry Hall, Barry Adamson, and Martin Gore contributed vocals to NV3, which was initially released in 2008 and reissued in the U.S. the following year. For 2010's Couleurs sur Paris, the group reimagined French punk and post-punk of the '70s and '80s with the help of chanteuses including Camille and Vanessa Paradis. The 2011 compilation The Singers collected non-Nouvelle Vague tracks by the project's vocal collaborators. Acoustic, released the following year, gathered the highlights from the group's unplugged concerts. ~ Heather Phares, Rovi
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Love Love Love them. F**k You Haters!!!
Someone please put her out of her misery, better yet put me out of mine!!! Is this band trying to be this bad? Let me give u my list of good things about them since it's much shorter.
tamyabonet2
AMAZING!!!
Love these guys.
Recursive Bow Hit.
NICE...
ivienusa
This is the song I danced to at my wedding
Beautiful melody, soothing vocals, and delicious feel!
An update of Astrid Gilberto perhaps?
mkelly260
Pretty Cool, I'd still rather Hear PIL play it
tullpony79
In a MAnner of Speaking...w o w !
LOVED this track :)
As soon as the song started ran to check who was BLOWS MY MIND, Love this!!! Gentle voice similar to Jason Mraz first songs
One of my favorites...
Freaking love this!! ❌❤❌❤
heart of glass cover is super tasty. i f**ks wit it
bossa nova wave
fmv2011
Soothing.
mrls50
Beautiful... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . o o o o o o o o o o o o . . . . . . . . . . m m m m . . . . . . . . . . . w i n e please
semajf
fabulous!
Give me the words...
Some one said Sandoval, good comparison too.
The lead singer sounds an awful lot like Marie Sioux. I almost thought it was. Beautiful music.
I like this group...
delicious.
pmarchant2
she is in my mind...
onebadman64
does she sing naked lol
Why ruin what was already Perfect by this no talent Hack! Modern English did it best so leave it alone! Speaking of a no talent hack who ruined another good song - Stefano! Leave these songs alone!!!!!!! ! ! !
Very cool cover of a great XTC song!
kaylienicole
This is why I love Pandora. Listening to them is like slipping into a warm bubble bath.
mymel25
She is smooth sounding. This is the first time I have heard her, and I think she is amazing.
Nouvelle Vague is a perfect example of the brilliance found in mixing genres and cultures. Fave for the last six years!
Give me the words...
Love this group.
mattanddonna
nectar for my ears
will always be one of my faves....
Not sure if this is not far better, in it's way, then the Clash's version
rooster_im
beautifull
awesome remake...lov e it!
alexarceo
I like it! Sounds good...smoot h sound
sounds like hope sandoval, im digging it
werd
Lovin it
Absolutely amazing... Discovered here on Pandora via Carla Bruni Radio... great stuff!
johnnywowk
Lovely sensual voice. Alluring. Thank You
sinclair49
sensual
Lovely
Never heard her before-love it so far. way to go, pandora!
zaphod002
divine.
Makes me think of old Europe and sunsets in Brazil.
nisi8
reminds me happily of broadcast and elysian fields.
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