Parisian band Nouvelle Vague, whose name means "New Wave" in French and "Bossa Nova" in Portuguese, made a splash in the mid-'00s with their kitschy, jazzy (often sublime) lounge covers of early '80s punk and post-punk tunes. The group -- Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux with a variety of singers -- are back with their fifth LP, I Could Be Happy, which will be out November 4 via Kwaidan Record / !K7. (Preorder.) We've got the premiere of the LP's title track, which was originally by Altered Images who had a Top 10 UK hit with it in 1981. Listen:

The LP also features bossa nova covers of songs by Cocteau Twins, Brian Eno, Ramones, The Cure, and Richard Hell. It's also got, for the first time, some original songs as well. You can listen to their take on Cocteau Twins' "Athol Brose," which opens the LP, and check out full tracklist and album art, below.

Nouvelle Vague also have live dates in Europe over the next few months. All dates are listed below.


1. Athol Brose featuring Liset Alea (Cocteau Twins cover)
2. Love Comes in Spurts (Richard Hell & the Voidoids cover)
3. I Wanna Be Sedated (Ramones cover)
4. I Could Be Happy (Altered Images cover)
5. All Cats Are Grey (The Cure cover)
6. No One Is Receiving (Brian Eno cover)
7. Maladroit (composed by Olivier Libaux)
8. Algo Familiar (composed by Marc Collin)
9. Loneliness (composed by Marc Collin)
10. La Pluie et Le Beau Temps (composed by Olivier Libaux)

Nouvelle Vague - 2016/2017 Tour Dates
Oct 15 Babylon Istanbul, Turkey
Nov 15 O2 Forum Kentish Town London, United Kingdom
Nov 18 Tivolivredenburg Utrecht, Netherlands
Nov 19 Nalen Stora Salen Stå Stockholm, Sweden
Nov 20 Koncerthuset, Studie 2 København S, Denmark
Nov 29 WUK Vienna, Austria
Dec 03 Les Docks Lausanne, Switzerland
Dec 04 Kaufleuten Zurich, Switzerland
Dec 08 FLOW Paris, France
Feb 23, 2017 Le Botanique Bruxelles, Belgium

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