The band, Nouvelle Vague, puts new wave and punk songs to a Brazilian beat laced with languid female vocals. Some of the punk songs turned pop tunes include, I Melt With You, Love Will Tear Us Apart and a romantic wistful rendition of the Dead Kennedys classic, Too Drunk To Fþþþ.
Nouvelle Vague member Marc Collins says transforming aggressive music into jazzy cocktail music isnt a retro- ironic joke. He and partner Olivier Libaux want to show beautiful songs can be created from two or three chords.
The group starts a U.S. tour on Sept. 10 to promote its self- titled debut album. However, Collins and Libaux have already finished their next CD and says it has a similar concept except with excursions to Jamaica, Cuba and Trinidad.
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