Los Angeles (California), USA – (May 17, 2007) – Cambodian pop band Dengue Fever are currently in the studio recording their third as-yet-untitled, full-length release for M80 Music. Produced by Dengue Fever with the help of Jim Putnam (Radar Bros.) at his studio Phase Four, their new CD is scheduled for release on October 9, 2007.
Dengue Fever will play a select few shows this summer while the mixing and mastering of their much-anticipated follow up to Escape from Dragon House takes place. Both West Coast and Southwest tour dates are being booked by Kork Agency to precede a full national U.S. tour after the CD is released. In the interim, the following summer dates have been confirmed: Dengue Fever live dates:
6/08/07 @ Wayne State/WDET Stage, Detroit, MI
(Detroit Festival of the Arts)
6/10/07 @ Grand Performances, Los Angeles, CA
(free, daytime event in downtown Los Angeles w/ Ozomatli)
7/01/07 @ McCarren Park Pool, Brooklyn, NY
(2pm free event w/ Man Man)
Dengue Fever‘s uncommon pop/world music sound has garnered critical acclaim since Escape From Dragon House debuted. Dengue Fever has spent much of the last two years touring the globe, winning over new fans in the United States, Canada as well as Europe. The band played such high profile U.S. festivals as Globalfest, Bumbershoot, Halleluwah, Global Union and the Chicago World Music Festival, and two European festivals including Sudoeste in Portugal and the Afischa Weekend in Moscow.
A documentary on Dengue Fever, entitled Sleepwalking Through the Mekong recently premiered at the Silver Lake Film Festival and will be featured at other festivals throughout the year. Directed by John Pirozzi and produced by Film 101, Sleepwalking chronicles the band’s first shows outside the United States in lead singer Ch’hom Nimol’s homeland of Cambodia. It was the first time a Western-based band performed Khmer Rock in Cambodia since Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge took over the country in 1975.