Dengue Fever, a band fronted by Cambodian pop star Chhom Nimol, chose the name after a friend of the organ player contracted the illness on a trip to Cambodia.
But guitarist Zac Holtzman hopes thats the closest any of the members get to catching the dangerous disease, which causes fatal hemorhaging among other Malaria-like symptoms.
He says, Luckily, none of us have caught it. Were planning on going back to Cambodia, but I dont want to see the headline: Dengue Fever Gets Dengue Fever.
Holtzman does, however, hope all audiences catch Dengue Fever.
He explains, I hope people are getting sweaty on the dance floor. We want to turn any place we play into craziness. We played a show in a shanty town in Cambodia, and they were tripping out on us, like Why are these Americans playing our music? They went crazy.
Dengue Fevers album, Venus on Earth, is out now.
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