This week’s download comes from French band Nouvelle Vague latest album, “I Could Be Happy.” You have seven days to grab their cover of Richard Hell & The Voidoids’ “Love Come In Spurts.”
Bossa Nova = Nouvelle Vague = New Wave. This transliteration was the starting point for Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux’s unique project, which by appropriating the punk and post-punk cannon and running it through the Bossa Nova filter, reinvented the cover band genre, revealing new and brilliant talents along the way; Camille Phoebe Killdeer, Nadeah, Melahnie Pain, and soon Liset Alea.
After a several year hiatus, Nouvelle Vague’s founders—French producers Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux—return with their signature bossa nova reinterpretations of ‘80s and ‘90s punk, post-punk and new wave hits. I Could Be Happy also includes the pair’s first-ever original compositions featuring a variety of vocalists. The band is set to tour Europe through the end of 2016 in support of the new album, with North American dates coming in March, 2017.
Download the song below.