Hear an interview with Olivier Libaux tonight on the Echoes Podcast
Olivier Libaux is a co-founder of Nouvelle Vague, a French project that records lounge versions of Punk and New Wave songs. Libaux steps out on his own with the CD titled Uncovered Queens of the Stone Age, reinventing songs by that hard rock band. He turns them into introspective dreampop with a host of guest singers including Inara George from The Bird and the Bee, Katharine Whalen from Squirrel Nut Zippers, Clare Manchon from Clare and the Reasons and Skye from Morcheeba. Libaux talks about his Echoes CD of the Month for July. Read the Echoes review and hear more trax from this beautiful album.
On why this isn’t a Nouvelle Vague record:
Actually my partner (Marc Collin) was not into it, so I made it by myself. I was the rock-n-roll fan in Nouvelle Vague. If Nouvelle Vague was covering The Undertones, the Sisters of Mercy, the Dead Kennedys, XTC, things like that, that was because of me because I grew up with these bands. I believe he’s not a great fan of Queens of the Stone Age.
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