Nouvelle Vague – Love Will Tear Us Apart (Dream Koala Remix)

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A tune that’s 36 years old, a cover version that’s 12 years old, all getting a remix for today. The tune is Joy Division’s inestimable Love Will Tear Us Apart, the group doing the cover version was Nouvelle Vague and the remixer is Dream Koala.

There had been all manner of bad covers of this JD classic until Nouvelle Vague’s lounge version in 2004. It’s had a new remix from Dream Koala. This is part of a new Athol Brose EP, and album release, as well as a tour later in the year. Parisian producer, Dream Koala, has put together a gorgeous remix of Nouvelle Vague’s cover of ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’. Dream Koala turns out to be the son of Elosia, the singer of the original release. It’s a lovely version that repositions the track far away from its lounge roots and more firmly into something electronic and ambient but still slightly edgy.

Nouvelle Vague’s version from 2004 (a fine cover in its own right)


Because I couldn’t not…


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 (whose Fade Out Lines was remixed by The Avener,) Élodie Frégé, Mélanie Pain, Liset Alea… The time seems right to write a new chapter in the Nouvelle Vague saga: with a new album “I Could Be Happy”. Athol Brose is the first EP of the band and its coterie of female vocalists. Nouvelle Vague and Friends is thus more of a nexus of forthcoming projects: a new album comprised of punk and post punk standards imbued with the inimitable Nouvelle Vague touch. Reworked versions of Nouvelle Vague classics, recorded with traditional live musicians along the way during the last few years’ Starwood/le Méridien Hotel like Ever Fallen in Love with Indian instruments and for the first time, a remix by Dream Koala and a number of other surprises!

~ by acidted on August 30, 2016.

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