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Tuesday, 03 May 2011 09:01

Charting the Music: Dengue Fever, 'Cannibal Courtship'

Charting the Music: Dengue Fever, 'Cannibal Courtship' facebook.com/DengueFever
Written by Joshua Edwards
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Dengue Fever's Cannibal Courtship has been soaring up the charts at KDHX. This particular batch of songs emphasizes catchy, clean guitars, multiple vocalists, danceable rhythms and the cultural influence of Cambodia.

A variety of instruments appear on Cannibal Courtship, particularly in songs sung in Cambodian. Instruments include horns, Theremin, synths and various percussive knickknacks. The combinations get downright psychedelic at times. And I'm noticing a trend with the chart toppers lately -- a surfy undertone being present instrumentally. This pleases me!

Dengue Fever chooses to sing about the less often revealed parts of romance, like sacrificial love, catching diseases overseas and the undesirable qualities of partners. This works well for the band. Male and female leads trade off throughout the album, giving a sense that all sides of the equation are being accounted for. Tune in to 88.1 KDHX and you might just catch the fever -- the Dengue Fever.

Written by Joshua Edwards, Music Department

On the KDHX Charts: #2 CMJ Top 30 for April 26, 2011.

This album can be heard on: Memphis to Manchester, Dangerous Curves and Uncontrollable Urge.

Cannibal Courtship by Dengue Fever

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