I listen to about three hours of radio per year, so while driving around around trying to find a parking spot the other night we heard this song on 90.7, which aparently is WFUV, a public radio station from Fordham U.
Nouvelle Vague doing Blondie’s Heart of Glass. I had a “blink” moment and liked it just by the beat alone, before I had heard any lyrics. It has a nice, complex sound, including some non-real-instruments from the sound of it (bird chirps, something being crunched, etc). A pop version of something Matthew Herbert did to extremes on Plat du Jour.
I had a previous Nouvelle Vague album, but I’m embarrased to say I didn’t realize all the songs were covers. From Allumusic.com:
With a name that means “new wave” in English and “bossa nova” in Portuguese, Nouvelle Vague’s moniker neatly sums up the group’s concept: remaking classic new wave singles with a Brazilian pop twist.
The latest album is Bande à Part.