Formed in 2001, Dengue Fever has been one of the most enduring, hype-sustaining acts in the L.A. area since its inception, largely because there's not another band in the universe that does what they do. Theirs is a timeless, genreless, polyglot sound forged of surf guitar, space rock, Afro rhythms and Cambodian pop. The sextet is set to release its fifth album the same day as this show, and like its predecessors, Cannibal Courtship is expected to be a swooning, upbeat blend of the exotic and the familiar, tied together by the strange but comely coo of Chhom Nimal, who sings in both English and Khmer.
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