Dengue Fever: Cannibal Courtship

Dengue Fever’s fourth studio album, Cannibal Courtship was just released on April 19th. As I said when I first posted the “Cement Slippers” mp3 back in February: The followup to 2008’s spectacular Venus on Earth again finds the Cambodian psych-rock band singing in English and Khmer. The album also features backing harmonies by Eleni Mandell‘s trio The Living Sisters.

While Venus on Earth had a funkier, multi-cultural take on Khmer rock, the new songs were painted with a more subtle, melodic brush. Yet the new album still has plenty of exotic quirks and psychedelic swirls.

Chhom Nimol’s eerily sultry siren call of “be my sacrificial lamb” in “Cannibal Courtship” is a prime example of why Dengue Fever can’t possibly be compared to anyone else.

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Dengue Fever: New Mp3

Dengue Fever will release their fourth studio album, Cannibal Courtship, on April 19th. The followup to 2008’s spectacular Venus on Earth again finds the Cambodian psych-rock band singing in English and Khmer. The album also features backing harmonies by Eleni Mandell‘s trio The Living Sisters. You can download a free, legal mp3 of “Cement Slippers” from Dengue Fever’s new album by entering your email address into the widget below…

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The Living Sisters: Love To Live

The Living Sisters are a new band composed of Eleni Mandell, The Bird & The Bee’s Inara George, and Lavender Diamond’s Becky Stark. The group’s debut album will be released March 30th and features the trio singing pretty vintage pop melodies.

“How Are You Doing” blends Andrews Sisters harmonies with an AM radio light twang. The girls croon sweetly on the doo-wop tunes “Ferris Wheel” and “You Make Me Blue.”

“Cradle” puts a sultry spin on a gentle Patti Page vocal style. “Good Ole Wagon” reminds me of She & Him‘s retro-influenced indie sound, but “Hold Back” is pure Eleni Mandell.

“The Mountain Has Skies” reaches the lofty heights of Judy Collins’ angelic soprano. The handclap pop ditty “Double Knots” is the catchiest track on the album.

As I posted before, you can download a free mp3 of the album’s title track by signing up for the band’s email list here.

The Living Sisters – Double Knot (mp3 removed) *

*mp3 provided by & posted w/ permission of Vanguard Records

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Mp3 Menagerie: Baby Tate, The Living Sisters, Flogging Molly

Baby Tate – See What You Done Done (mp3) *

To celebrate the release of their new Classic Appalachian Blues compilation, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is offering a free, legal download of this Baby Tate song.

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*mp3 hosted by & posted w/ permission of Smithsonian Folkways

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The Living Sisters – Love to Live (download page)

Vanguard Records is giving away a free mp3 to anyone who signs up for The Living Sisters email list at the above link. The Living Sisters are Eleni Mandell, The Bird & The Bee‘s Inara George, and Lavender Diamond’s Becky Stark.

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Flogging Molly – Punk Drunk Grinning Soul (download page)

And Side One Dummy Records is giving away a free mp3 from Flogging Molly’s album Float to anyone who signs up for the band’s email list at the above link.

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