Dengue Fever is a Los Angeles-based band widely recognized for its trademark blend of 60’s Cambodian pop and psychedelic rock.
Tracks from their catalogue have appeared in films such as City of Ghosts, Jim Jarmusch’s Broken Flowers and The Hangover 2. Television series’ such as Showtime’s Weeds, HBO’s hit series True Blood (who named an entire episode after one of their songs) and featured the band’s music on the CBS series CSI: Las Vegas combined with numerous independent documentaries that feature the bands music.
Eminent musicians from around the world took notice of the band’s rise over their first half-decade. In 2008, Real World Records Founder and musician, Peter Gabriel licensed their third release, Venus on Earth, for the world and noted, “They’re California-based but have taken ’60’s Cambodian pop as their main source of inspiration and it’s done with style. Its spirited, impassioned.” More kudos came from Metallica’s Kirk Hammett who handpicked the band’s song “One Thousand Tears of A Tarantula” from Dragon House for his Rolling Stone magazine ‘Best Music Of The Decade’ ballot – as the second best song of the entire decade. International touring transpired quickly after the release of Venus including an inspired two-song set on the BBC’s Later with Jools Holland show (2009) followed by on-air praise from Ray Davies of the Kinks. Davies likened them to “….a cross between Led Zeppelin and Blondie. And I should know, I toured with both of them.”