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Peck Of The Week – Dengue Fever

First “Peck Of The Week” for a while but it seemed the ideal forum in which to introduce you all to the charms of Dengue Fever.

Named after a virus-based disease spread by mosquitoes, this LA based garage-punk band have an ace card in their line up in the form of Cambodian singer Chhom Nimol.

The band was formed in 2001 by Ethan Holtzman and his brother Zac after Ethan was inspired by a trip to Cambodia. As Ethan and Zac were searching for a vocalist to sing in Khmer, lead singer Chhom Nimol was discovered in a nightclub in the Little Phnom Penh area of Long Beach.

She was already a well-known karaoke singer in Cambodia, but decided to move to the United States after visiting her sister, and thought it was a good chance to make more money to send to her family back home.

Zac is a vocalist and guitarist, while Ethan plays the Farfisa organ. Rounding out the band are bassist Senon Williams (who played also in Radar Bros until January 2009), drummer Paul Smith, and David Ralicke on brass.

The band have just released “Cannibal Courtship” which amounts to their fifth full album.

“Family Business” – Dengue Fever

To buy the music of Dengue Fever click HERE

 

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June 4, 2011 - Posted by | New Music, New Releases, Video |

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