DENGUE FEVER: “Dengue Fever 2003​-​2015” (LP)

Dengue Fever is what happens when musicians are record collectors, travelers, revivalists and extenders of tradition. Instead of simply falling in love with music that was literally almost eradicated, Dengue Fever helped nurture it back to health and propel it into the future.
I first heard Dengue Fever in the mid-2000’s, and I’ve been lucky enough to present them in NYC at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, and globalFEST, also in the the United Arab Emirates at The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (basically, where I go, they go…) to large and diverse first-time audiences. Each time, I watched crowds transfixed by Dengue Fever’s unfamiliar yet familiar sound.
At the inception of the band, they drew from the classic psych-surf repertoire of artists like Sinn Sisamouth and Ros Serey Sothea, whose modern, globalized musical visions made them targets during the Khmer Rouge genocide. Dengue Fever introduced this nearly lost music to a new generation of fans in the US and eventually returned to its birthplace in Cambodia. However, they didn’t stop there. With love for the music and respect for a culture that belonged only to singer Chhom Nimol, they soon developed their own original songwriting and innovative sound that could only have been born in Southern California.
Like the Cambodian artists who gave them inspiration, they understood that pop music is a hybrid. Just as American rock was refracted within the sounds of Phnom Penh during the 60’s and 70’s; Dengue Fever sent the music back through the looking glass of indie rock, Ethiopian jazz, and trans-national psychedelia. They’ve become unlikely ambassadors, bringing their music around the US and the world. Enjoy this album, which captures a singular artistic voice that could never be mistaken for any artist other than Dengue Fever.

Edition of 200 copies (black) & 100 copies (orange) / one-sheet

THE WAVE CHARGERS: “The Wave Chargers” (LP)

It has already been 4 years since the Parisian quartet The Wave Chargers made teenagers from France and Europe dance with their instrumental surf music. Day by day this audience demanded a Long Player album; it’s now done thanks to Green Cookie and Sonic Twang. Here are twelve tracks recorded live at ATPR studio. Twelve tracks ranging from the most sophisticated music to the most frenzied surf. After the success of their first two 45 t EP, The Wave Chargers become with this album the instrumental formation which you will not be able to do without.
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Voici déjà 4 ans que le quatuor parisien The Wave Chargers fait danser les Teen-agers de France et d’Europe avec leur musique surf instrumentale. De jour en jour ce public réclamait un album Long Player ; c’est désormais chose faite grâce aux maisons Green Cookie et Sonic Twang. Voici douze titres enregistrés en condition live à l’ATPR studio. Douze titres allant de la musique la plus sophistiquée à la surf la plus endiablée. Après les succès de leurs deux premiers 45 t EP, The Wave Chargers deviennent avec cet album la formation instrumentale dont vous ne pourrez plus vous passer.

Edition of 350 copies / one-sheet

THE MOE GREENE SPECIALS: “The Moe Greene Specials” (LP)

BIO:

TMGS started out in 2002 as The Moe Greene Specials. With an old worn out movie theater as a rehearsal space, they play original cinematic surf and spaghetti western tunes and tour around Europe with the infamous Russ Meyer’s Pussy Galore Nite. Over the years, TMGS evolved to a tight and soulful alt country rockband but always kept the cinematic vibe, twangy guitars and mariachi trumpets.   less

RELEASE DATE:

CD released June 13, 2005
vinyl edition released December 1, 2019

REVIEWS:

“The Moe Greene Specials play a seriously moody and dramatic form of spaghetti western, with multiple guitars that create a thick wash of sound, and bass and drums, and accompanied by horns that add to the Morricone experience. This album is really fit for a film score.” Phil Dirt – Reverb Central (USA)

“It’s certainly the best spaghetti western album that Enrio Morricone never made and, to my ears at least, better than any of the albums hi did make. This is because it is intended for listening to rather than as an accompaniment to pictures. If you have any spagwest albums you certainly need this one too. If you ever fancied trying one and weren’t sure where to start, then this is the place. Ok hombre?” Alan Taylor – Pipeline magazine (UK)

“From Belgium, The Moe Greene Specials play cinematic instrumental surf and spaghetti western tunes that evolve almost symphonically, with trumpets doubling the guitars. Musical influences vary from Calexico-style desert songs to Stax soul to Dick Dale.” ZPTDUDA music. com (USA)

“(…) Hiermee maken ze een superpakkende, instrumentale mix van surf, texmex, americana, western, easy tunes en lichte soundscapes. Ofwel een heel fijne mix van Friends Of Dean Martinez, Calexico, Dick Dale, Pixies, The Treble Spankers en een vleugje Scenic. Het is niet alleen lekker, het is ook retegoed! Het zou de ideale soundtrack van een spaghettiwestern kunnen zijn, maar het kan ook je ideale plaat zijn om achterover te liggen in je hangmat en een koel bier bij te drinken (…)” Subjectivisten. org (NL)

“(…) Hun instrumentale surf n’ western zou niet misstaan als soundtrack voor een klassieke mafiafilm. Zeer fraaie en pakkende liedjes, vormgegeven met contrabas, trompet, conga’s, castagnetten en andere toepasselijk authentieke instrumentelarij. Het gebeurt mij niet vaak dat een plaat mij vanaf de eerste kennismaking direct pakt maar deze keer is het helemaal raak. Ik kan hier heel erg van genieten, zo mooi en vooral sfeervol als dit album is (…)” fileunder.nl (NL)

ALBUM CREDITS:

Recorded, mixed & mastered by Patrick Delabie at Studio 195,
The Netherlands, November 2004.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Spotify : spoti.fi/2HOTQz0
Facebook : bit.ly/2wxeVeW
Bandcamp : tmgs.bandcamp.com
Webpage : www.tmgs.be