Dengue Fever / Cannibal Courtship
Album: Cannibal Courtship   Collection:General
Artist:Dengue Fever   Added:May 2011
Label:Concord Music Group, Inc.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-05-21 Pull Date: 2011-07-23
Week Ending: Jul 24 Jul 17 Jul 10 Jul 3 Jun 26 Jun 19 Jun 12 Jun 5
Airplays: 2 1 1 4 1 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 12, 2022: Music Casserole
4. Dec 29, 2012: Hangtime
Family Business
2. Jan 05, 2022: New World Disorder (rebroadcast from Jun 2, 2012)
Only A Friend
5. Jun 23, 2012: New World Disorder
Durian Dowry
3. Jan 31, 2013: Daydream Disaster
Durian Dowry
6. Jun 02, 2012: New World Disorder
Only A Friend

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2011-05-13
Dengue Fever – Cannibal Courtship
Reviewed by Sadie O., 5/13/11
Khmer and US pop mashup mastery. A quintet playing a sort of surf psychedelic fusion went looking for a Khmer vocalist and found a superstar (Chhom Nimol) right in Long Beach. Their earliest records were sung all in Khmer – now she sings at least half of the songs in English. Although the English lyrics are quite clever, I really like the Khmer singing much better. At worst, they’re really well-done and interesting indie-pop, at best they’re one of the most interesting international fusion bands around.
1. 4:35 ***slow soul sashay, breathy vocals, a bit of Beach Boys in the chorus. Gets loud and electric for a bit, then back to the sugar… Oddball pop.
2. 3:36 ***beach rock with both male and female vocals, amusing lyrics. Extremely gnarly guitar solo in second half.
3. 5:16 ****bluesy guitar intro, with bits of Eastern-sounding flute and bell, and Khmer singing (what we love Dengue Fever for…) Slow and lovely, if a bit skewed.
4. 3:38 **uptempo rawk ‘n’ roll with a bit of whammy bar, straight-forward song structure. Fun enough, though.
5. 4:59 ****groovy mambo swing with oddness galore, Khmer singing. Nice. Incorporates all sorts of cool 60’s pop elements. Some deeply and profoundly odd sax, too – yay!
6. 4:08 ***a bit lounge, a bit spy movie, slow and snakey. Exotic and mysterious vibe.
7. 3:51 **midtempo jolly pop with farfisa, monotonal male vocals. Well crafted with interesting lyrics. Gets good and odd by the end.
8. 3:36 ***more downbeat mambo-spy sound, slinky and drinky, theraminy cha cha instrumental.
9. 4:20 **midtempo surf groove, breathy vocals in English.
10. 4:21 ***a bit downtempo farfisa-based Khmer-styled pop ballad.
11. 4:31 ****very groovy cool slinky-bop, lovely Khmer vocals. Nicely odd.

Track Listing
1. Cannibal Courtship   6. Sister In The Radio
2. Cement Slippers   7. 2012 (Bury Our Heads)
3. Uku   8. Kiss Of The Bufo Alvarius
4. Family Business   9. Thank You Goodbye
5. Only A Friend   10. Mr. Bubbles
  11. Durian Dowry