It’s time for the first installment of Things I Love Tuesday, my weekly series dedicated to the things that bring a smile to my face.


For my inaugural post, I offer a bit of music: Dengue Fever’s latest single, “Cement Slippers.”  I had the fortune to see Dengue Fever in concert a few months ago and their talent and sheer energy completely blew my mind (they’re currently on tour now, so if you have a chance to see them live, do it.  You won’t regret it, I promise). Formed in 2001, the band blends psychedelic rock with 1960s Cambodian pop music. The result is an amazing marriage between East and West: bright, fun, and high-energy.

Dengue Fever records in both Khmer and English, and the lyrics of their songs are often playful and mockingly ironic, dealing with the topics of failed romances and long-distance romance.  Their latest album, Cannibal Courtship, is my current summer obsession.  I highly recommend it for anyone who is interesting in awesome rock music with a global twist.

How’s the week going, everyone? Any songs that you can’t manage to get out of your head?  Any musical recommendations to send my way?