New Song + Tour Dates : Dengue Fever : Cement Slippers

Besides being one of my Top 5 infectious diseases, Dengue Fever (or bonebreak fever as we call it in the biz) is also one of my favorite bands. Daringly original, there’s something almost magical about the way the band effortlessly grafts surf and psych onto traditional Southeast Asian music; the end product of which feels familiar, exotic and at times, erotic. I can’t explain why, but listening to their records makes me feel like I’m careening through the crowded streets of Manilla in a runaway jeepney on a humid summer night after about 10 San Miguels.

Now that I think about it, I wouldn’t mind feeling that way every day.

Dengue Fever’s newest, Cannibal Courtship, is a cracker that’ll surely be dominating my earspace for much of the spring. The record contains some of the band’s most-radio friendly offerings to date, including surefire Mayan club hit, 2012 (Bury Our Heads). Cement Slippers is the first single from Cannibal Courtship, and while it’s a little heavier on the surf (and even punk) than the rest of the new material, it’s impossible not to dig.

MP3 : Dengue Fever – Cement Slippers

And as long as we’re talking Dengue Fever, the band recently added more dates to their spring North American tour.

Dengue Fever on Tour
4/19 @ The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA (RECORD RELEASE SHOW)
4/20 @ The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
4/22 @ Dante’s, Portland, OR
4/23 @ Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, BC, CANADA
4/24 @ The Crocodile, Seattle. WA
4/27 @ Moe’s, Alley Santa Cruz, CA
4/28 @ SoHo, Santa Barbara, CA
4/29 @ The Casbah, San Diego, CA
4/30 @ Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa, CA
5/05 @ The Loft, Dallas, TX
5/06 @ Emo’s, Austin, TX
5/07 @ Fitzgeralds, Houston, TX
6/3 @ 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN
6/4 @ Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
6/6 @ Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA
6/7 @ Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA
6/8 @ Black Cat, Washington, DC
6/9 @ World Café Live, Philadelphia, PA

  • ugg 神戸

    December 12, 2012 [ 11:31 pm ]

    I couldn’t resist commenting. Perfectly written!

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