Artist: Dara Chom Chan Track: "Give Me One Kiss" Album: Dengue Fever Presents Electric Cambodia Listen
Dengue Fever exploded into the American rock scene several years ago with an exotic mix of reverb-drenched indie guitars, lyrics in the Cambodian language of Khmer and a steamy, exotic lounge vibe. Venus on Earth was a top album in 2008.
Even with stateside success, the band has never cut its roots, releasing a combination of new music and Cambodian tracks on last year's Dengue Fever Presents Sleepwalking Through the Mekong. They return here with a collection of rare Cambodian gems -- kind of a southeastern Asian version of the Nuggets comps.