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The clock is ticking…

They’re chiefly known for their louche covers of new wave classics such as Love Will Tear Us Apart and Teenage Kicks, which gave the band its name; The Becster calls them Vaguely New, which rather fits; and they’re astonishingly good live.

The band’s array of singers also have a musical life apart from revisiting the music of the late seventies and early eighties. The two producer-musicians behind the band, Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux, collected some of those recordings into an LP released in March 2011.

This track has a lovely Portishead/Massive Attack vibe and is Nouvelle Vague’s candidate for my 2011 song-from-each-year-of-my-life.

Nouvelle Vague feat. Phoebe Killdeer and The Short Straws :: Fade Out Lines

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