ARTIST / BAND: Dengue Fever
SONG (MP3): Sober Driver
ALBUM: Venus on Earth
FILE UNDER: Alternative / Indie
LABEL: M80 Music / Birdman
INFO: Dengue Fever's uncommon pop/world music sound has garnered critical acclaim since “Escape From Dragon House” debuted. In 2005, the editors of online retail giant Amazon named their record 1 International release of the year. In 2006, Mojo (U.K.) named the same album into their Top 5 World Music releases of the year. The New York Times, Associated Press, Pitchfork, Los Angeles Times, BBC, Reuters Television, Spin, NPR and other influential outlets have praised the band's psychedelic Khmer Rock sound. More recently, European outlets such as French magazines Monocle and Chronic'art, the London Observer have extensively covered the band, while Italian Vogue and Song Lines (U.K.) features have been confirmed.