It takes something special for a band to exist for 5 years. It takes something VERY special to be around for 15 years. Dengue Fever (the band, not the disease) is something very special. The band was formed in 2001 after Zac (vocals, guitar) and Ethan Holtzman (organ), took a trip to Cambodia and were blown away by the music there. Shortly after their return to LA they met Chhom Nimol, a well known Cambodian karaoke singer, and the rest is history. Dengue Fever’s 5th full-length albums combines their roots of psych rock and Cambodian pop music with African and Latin percussion, Khmer rap, and Motown Horns. Dengue Fever stopped by to show us some of their tunes of the new album, check them out below!
– James Parker