Dec 1, 2011
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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