Dengue Fever launches new record label Tuk Tuk Records

First Two Digital Releases Include Long Out-of-Print Eponymous 2003 Debut and 2005 Follow-Up Escape From Dragon House Which Feature Rare and Previously Unreleased Tracks from Bands Archive

DENGUE FEVER, whose music is an exotic blend of Cambodian rock, Afro grooves, surf, garage and psychedelic music announced today they will be launching their own record label, Tuk Tuk Records this month. The label will be distributed via MRI in the United States and Canada and Proper Distribution throughout the rest of the world.

The first releases to be made available from Tuk Tuk Records will be the bands long out-of-print eponymous debut (2003) and their follow-up, Escape from Dragon House (2005). Each release will be expanded into a deluxe edition with rare and unreleased bonus tracks from the bands archive. Each title will be available for digital download from all major online retailers, including iTunes, on Sunday November 25 throughout the world (minus U.S. and Canada) and Tuesday November 27 in the U.S. and Canada. Album details below:

Dengue Fever – Dengue Fever (Deluxe Edition)

Lost in Laos
I’m Sixteen
22 Nights
Hold My Hips
New Year’s Eve
Glass of Wine
Shave Your Beard
Pow Pow
Connect Four
A Go Go (Remix)
Doo Wop (Live at the Rickshaw Stop 2005)
Hold My Hips (Paul Dreux Smith Remix 2004)
Lost In Laos (Tom Chasteen Remix)
Thanks-A-Lot (Live at Spaceland 2004)

Dengue Fever – Escape From Dragon House (Deluxe Edition)

We Were Gonna
Sni Bong
Tip My Canoe
Tap Water
Sleepwalking Through The Mekong
One Thousand Tears of a Tarantula
Escape from Dragon House
Made of Steam
Lake Dolores
Saran Wrap
Escape from Dragon House (Napster Session 2006)
Made of Steam (Mechanical Pencil Remix)
Sleepwalking Through The Mekong (Morgan Page Remix)
Sni Ha (Napster Session 2006)

The next slate of releases will be announced shortly and include new recordings, additional back catalog deluxe reissues, a rare album recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in England, a live record recorded at multiple venues on their November 2011 tour of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, solo material from each band member, releases from bands connected to DENGUE FEVER band members and more.

DENGUE FEVER has been touring the United States in 2012 and are currently working on new material in their home studio. This past summer the band made their debut in both Brazil and Mexico, toured the East Coast with Syrian artist, Omar Souleyman and toured the West Coast with Secret Chiefs 3 in January.

Since their inception in 2002, DENGUE FEVER’s unique take on ‘60s Cambodian pop and American surf rock has garnered praise and attention from fans and critics alike. HBO’s hit series True Blood named an entire episode after one of their songs and featured the band’s music. More recently, DENGUE FEVER’s music has appeared on CBS’ CSI: Las Vegas, The Hangover 2 and numerous documentaries. Spin highlighted the band in their ‘Breaking Out’ section, and profiles on the group have appeared in the New York Times, Mojo, Magnet, Wired, and NPR’s “Fresh Air” and Radio Australia. Ray Davies from the Kinks called them “a cross between Led Zeppelin and Blondie.”

DENGUE FEVER is Cambodian songstress Chhom Nimol, Zac Holtzman (guitar/vocals), Ethan Holtzman (keyboards), Senon Williams (bass), Paul Smith (drums) and David Ralicke (horns). They have released four albums, Dengue Fever, Escape From Dragon, House Venus On Earth, Cannibal Courtship and the DVD/CD soundtrack to the band’s documentary Sleepwalking Through The Mekong, in addition to a collection of lost Cambodian classics, Dengue Fever Presents: Electric Cambodia. They are based in Los Angeles.

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