Live Video: Dengue Fever

Live Video, Wo' Pop
Scott Kulicke
photo by Melissa Wax (view set)

Though they hail from Los Angeles, Dengue Fever are like Cambodian ambassadors to the Pacific Northwest. On their recent return to the KEXP airwaves, the six-piece seemed right at home, even in our new studio. The band's instrumentation is uniquely cinematic, a multicultural modernization of the psychedelic rock popular in Cambodia during the '60s and '70s. Immigrant and vocalist Chhom Nimol is captivatingly cool as she layers haunting Khmer lyrics over the group's slick, slinky jams. In-studio with Wo' Pop's Darek Mazzone, they discuss their position as leaders of the cultural exchange between the United States and Cambodia, and they treat listeners to samples from their most recent album, The Deepest Lake, which for the first time feature English lyrics, including gems like "I'm overseas flirting with girls and catching diseases." Authentically humorous they might be, they also hit some serious grooves in this captivating session. Watch it now:

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