Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Bande A Part

One thing I didn't even realize was that French cover-makers Nouvelle Vague had a new CD coming out. Well, they do. It's called Bande A Part and it comes out June 27th. If you don't remember them, their first CD caused a stir with its bossa nova renditions of 80s favorite "Love Will Tear Us Apart," "I Melt With You," and "Guns of Brixton."
Well this CD carries on much in the same manner, but with covers of Echo and the Bunnymen's "The Killing Moon," Blondie's "Heart of Glass," and New Order's "Blue Monday." It's perfect because Nouvelle Vague is French for New Wave (the songs being covered) and in Portugeuese it means Bossa Nova, the style in which the songs are covered.

Nouvelle Vague-Blue Monday (New Order cover)
I chose to share "Blue Monday," because I like New Order a lot, and this cover is really soothing (the rest of the CD is too) in contrast with the original, with its heavy military drums and synths and stuff. Several different singers take duty on the CD, so there's lots of exposure to beautiful voices.
(Sorry there was never a part two of releases yesterday...hopefully we'll make up for it today)


Dave said...


Melinda said...

Thanks...I've been wanting to hear their new stuff.