Nouvelle Vague the band passed us by, we must confess. Nouvelle Vague to us was an album curated by David Byrne of a new wave of French folk bands, which was excellent. This was still French — from a man who speaks it so well he could write “Qu’est-ce que c’est” in the Psychokiller lyrics — but not the band led by Olivier Libaux and Marc Collin. Their name referred to the French New Wave cinema movement of the 1960s, the new wave music movement of the 1970s and 1980s, and the bossa nova (Portuguese for “new wave”), the style they often used. The project kicked off with a bossa nova version of Love Will Tear Us Apart.
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