Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Nouvelle Vague

Playful, French band Nouvelle Vague is releasing the second single from their October album, 3, today: "Ça Plane Pour Moi." I like Nouvelle Vague the most when they're at their most fanciful, inventive and mischievous, experimenting with different genres, and this single is a good example of that with a influences from Reggae and old '60s pop like the Beach Boys. Other tracks I love from 3 include the first track on the album, the rumbling '70s Americana "Master and Servant," or their flirty, poppy cover of Violent Femmes' "Blister in the Sun," or the pasa doble-esque "Not Knowing." Their songs, no matter what the genre, also seem to have a really sexy quality about them. It might have something to do with their French accents...

Ça Plane Pour Moi [mp3] - (iTunes)

US/Canada Tour dates for Winter 2010:
Friday, Jan. 22, Philadelphia, PA, World Café
Saturday, Jan. 23, New York, NY, Webster Hall
Sunday, Jan. 24, Boston, MA, Somerset
Tuesday, Jan. 25, Montreal, PQ, Metropolis
Wednesday, Jan. 27, Toronto, ONT, Opera House
Thursday, Jan. 28, Detroit, MI, Crofoot Ballroom
Friday, Jan. 29, Chicago, IL, Logan Square
Monday, Feb. 1, Denver, CO, Bluebird
Tuesday, Feb. 2, Salt Lake City, UT, Urban Lounge
Thursday, Feb. 4, Seattle, WA, King Cat
Friday, Feb. 5, Vancouver, BC, Venue
Sunday, Feb. 7, San Francisco, CA, Regency
Monday, Feb. 8, Sant Cruz, CA, Rio Theater
Tuesday, Feb. 9, Los Angeles, CA, Henry Fonda
Friday, Feb. 12, Dallas, TX, Granada
Saturday, Feb. 13, Austin, TX, Mohawk
Sunday, Feb. 14, New Orleans, LA, Republic
Tuesday, Feb. 16, Miami, FL, Revolution
Wednesday, Feb. 17, Orlando, FL, Firestone
Thursday, Feb. 18, Atlanta, GA, Loft
Saturday, Feb. 20, Washington DC, 9:30 Club

No comments: