WELCOME TO NOUVEAU ELECTRIC RECORDS
We are a Louisiana record label for experimental and traditional music inspired by the language and people of South Louisiana.
Nouveau Electric Records is an independent record label based in Arnaudville, prioritizing work in Louisiana French, though our releases are not exclusively francophone.
Founded by Louis Michot in 2018, NER seeks to bridge the gap between tradition and evolution by introducing new creative visions to the centuries-old instrumentation and expressive vocabularies of the region.
Selections from our music catalog
Evangeline Playboys' A Tribute to Austin Pitre recalls a turning point in Cajun music, when bands began to add driving drums and rhythm instruments, revitalizing regional musical traditions thru Austin Pitre,one of the most iconic accordion players and bandleaders to come from the Cajun dancehall era. Recorded in 1999 by Bobby Michot at Playboy Allen Ardoin’s outdoor kitchen in Opelousas, LA, featuring original members of the Evangeline Playboys: Ardoin (“T-Lan”) on fiddle; Eston Bellow on drums; Junior Martin on steel guitar; and another of Pitre’s former drummers, Mike Tate moving over to accordion. These musicians were joined by Bobby Michot on guitar and vocals for the occasion.
The first children’s book by Ryan Scully inspired by the days following Hurricane Katrina in which he was stranded in Mid-City New Orleans. The book captures the hopeful themes that defined those first tenuous days: self-reliance, ingenuity, good humor, and irreplaceable companionship between man and dog.
TINY ISLAND is Michot's Melody Makers featuring Leyla McCalla, an acoustic performance recored and filmed at night on a tiny island, a collaboration that has grown out of multiple performances together during the pandemic.