2009 is shaping up to be one of Dengue Feverâ€™s (www.myspace.com/denguefevermusic) busiest years to date. Earlier this year, the band made their Australian and New Zealand debut at WOMADelade and WOMAD NZ, respectively. Tomorrow, the Los Angeles-based Cambodian rock band will be releasing their long-awaited documentary â€œSleepwalking Through The Mekongâ€ on DVD and CD soundtrack from M80 Music and have also confirmed tour dates and film screenings in North America. These dates include:
4/21 @ 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA (w/ Chicha Libre)
4/22 @ Club Downunder â€“ Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (w/ Chicha Libre)
4/23 @ R Bar, New Orleans, LA (Screening only of â€œSleepwalking Through The Mekongâ€)
4/24 @ One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, LA (w/ Chicha Libre)
4/25 @ Festival International De Louisiane, Lafayette, LA
4/26 @ Festival International De Louisiane, Lafayette, LA
4/27 @ Mohawk, Austin, TX (w/ Chicha Libre)
5/04 @ Sweat Records, Miami, FL. (Screening only of â€œSleepwalking Through The Mekongâ€)
5/05 @ The Castro Theater, San Francisco, CA (San Francisco International Film Festival, Premiere live performance of the score to the silent film THE LOST WORLD)
7/26 @ Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA (w/ Grace Jones & Of Montreal)
Additional tour dates will be announced shortly.
To commemorate Record Store Day (http://www.recordstoreday.com) on April 18, Dengue Fever will be releasing a â€œsplitâ€ 7â€ inch vinyl record of a previously unreleased track â€œGenjer Genjerâ€ with the Brooklyn-based psychedelic surf cumbia band Chicha Libre (http://www.myspace.com/chichalibre) on Barbes Records (http://www.barbesrecords.com/). This 7â€ will be a limited edition pressing of 1000 and will be available in stores, online and on tour.
Later in the year, Dengue Fever will be releasing another split 7â€ with the Los Angeles-based band The Holloys (http://www.myspace.com/holloys) on Slapshot Records (http://www.myspace.com/slapshotrecords). Dengue Fever will contribute a remix to the track â€œEthanopiumâ€ for this extremely limited edition pressing of 500 that will only be available online and on tour. To purchase both 7â€, fans can visit the bands online store at: http://denguefevermusic.com/store/.
Always a fan of vinyl, Dengue Fever have released full-length LPs of Escape From Dragon House as well as Venus on Earth in addition to 7â€s on Real World Records in 2008 and Berkeleyâ€™s college radio station KALX for their 45th Anniversary Edition 2×7â€ with Talking Heads, Mark Gardener and Supersonic, which was part of a 2007 fundraiser.
ABOUT DENGUE FEVER
Dengue Fever (http://www.myspace.com/denguefevermusic) is Chhom Nimol â€“ who sang regularly for the King and Queen of Cambodia – Ethan Holtzman (keyboards), Zac Holtzman (guitar), David Ralicke (horns), Senon Williams (bass) and Paul Smith (drums). The bandâ€™s music has been featured in a number of film and television shows including CITY OF GHOSTS, MUST LOVE DOGS, BROKEN FLOWERS, HBOâ€™s hit series TRUE BLOOD and twice on Showtimeâ€™s, WEEDS. They have released three albums, Dengue Fever, Escape From Dragon House, Venus On Earth and released their DVD/CD soundtrack to the documentary Sleepwalking Through The Mekong on April 14, 2009.