Dengue Fever (Deluxe Edition)

by DENGUE FEVER

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Robert Menes Bringing back the sounds and energy of a bygone era is a tall order indeed, but Dengue Fever pulls it off with passion and gusto. Featuring covers of many 1960s and 1970s-era rock songs from Cambodia (before the Khmer Rouge destroyed everything in the country), this debut album is a strong start for a band who, with the lovely Cambodia-born Chhom Nimol's golden vocals ringing throughout, reminds us all of an era when Pnomh Penh was one of the most happening cities of southeast Asia. Favorite track: I'm Sixteen.
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Fronted by amazing vocalist Chhom Nimol, Dengue Fever has surprisingly universal appeal. Chhom herself is already quite accustomed to seizing the hearts of listeners (including the King and Queen of Cambodia), as she comes from a family best considered as a Cambodia pop music dynasty-- not unlike a Cambodian version of the Jacksons. The rest of the band is no flake-fest either, consisting of Zac Holtzman (Dieselhed) and his brother Ethan on Farfisa organ, Senon Williams (Radar Brothers), David Ralicke (Beck) and seasoned drummer/engineer Paul Smith. Their covers stay remarkably true to the crazy party music spirit of the ’60s- and ’70s-era originals. But there are also original songs, some of which veer off into the darkened corridors of lost love and ghostly noir romanticism, dissolving sometimes into spaces of genuine bleakness and tragedy — all in the Khmer tongue. Far from mere novelty or cheap Orientophile thrill, Dengue Fever keeps listeners on their toes, dancing to their way-out tones. The Deluxe Reissue contains 5 bonus tracks not availble on the original release. Source: Web of Mimicry

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released November 22, 2012

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DENGUE FEVER Los Angeles, California

Even when you consider the cultural cross-pollination that goes on in large metropolitan areas, L.A.'s Dengue Fever had perhaps the strangest genesis of any band in recent memory.

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