"If there is any justice in pop music, we’ll all catch Dengue Fever before the year (2008) is out.” - David Hutcheon, London Times, December 2007
“Venus On Earth feels impulsive and rich, rippling with surf psychedelia and exultant brass swing.” - Stacey Anderson, SPIN Magazine, January 2008
Los Angeles’ own Dengue Fever will be playing the Echo Plex ( http://attheecho.com/ ) on Thursday January 31, 2008 in support of their third release VENUS ON EARTH (M80 Music). Dengue Fever’s Venus On Earth has been generating considerable buzz, including:
Spin magazine (Jan. 2008) “Breaking Out” feature & a fantastic album review
Mojo & Uncut (Feb. 2008 -UK) gave the record 4 stars
Global Rhythm (Jan./Feb. 2008) - 4 page feature and named top editors pick
Trace Magazine feature on “Intergalactic Sirens” (Feb. 2008) - http://trace212.com/
The Times (of London) named Dengue Fever named the band as one of the stars of 2008: http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/article3099709.ece
Airplay on both KCRW and Indie 103 in Los AngelesWhy the great press (with lots more coming)? Perhaps it’s the bands sixties psychedelic sounds with vocals from Cambodian songstress Chhom Nimol? Maybe it is the otherworldly sound the band produces on stage (see here: http://www.spin.com/thepoolparties/2007/12/071207_dengue/)? Likely it’s a combination of Khmer Rock, Spaghetti-western & Bollywood soundtracks, sixties pop and the bands own desperate influences that make this band unique.
Additionally, Dengue Fever are Special Guests of Angelique Kidjo on 3/12 @ UCLA Live and the bands documentary “Sleepwalking Through the Mekong” will screen 3/13 @ the Echo Park Film Center ( http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/index.htm)
Dengue Fever (www.myspace.com/denguefevermusic.com )
01/31 @ The Echo, Los Angeles, CA (Record Release Party)
02/27 @ Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
02/28 @ Crofoot Ballroom, Pontiac, MI
02/29 @ Skulley’s, Columbus, OH
.03/01 @ Black Cat, Washington, DC.
03/02 @ Arden Gild Hall, Arden, DE.
03/04 @ Mercury Lounge, New York, NY.
03/05 @ Southpaw, Brooklyn, NY.
03/06 @ Terrace F. Club, Princeton, NJ
03/07 @ La Sala Rossa, Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
03/08 @ Sneaky Dee’s, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
03/12 @ UCLA Live, Los Angeles, CA. (w/ Angelique Kidjo)
03/13 @ Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA (Screening of documentary “Sleepwalking Through the Mekong”)
Gram Rabbit (www.gramrabbit.com )
01/26 @ The Casbah, San Diego, CA
01/29 @ The Parish Room, Austin, TX
01/31 @ Super Happy Funland, Houston, TX..
02/01 @ House of Blues, New Orleans, LA (w/ Better Than Ezra)
02/02 @ House of Blues, New Orleans, LA (w/ Better Than Ezra)
02/22 @ Piano’s, New York, NY
02/20 Brazillian Tour
02/29 @ Safari Sam’s, Los Angeles, Ca.