The success of Los Angeles' Dengue Fever could have something to do with the group's blend of Cambodian pop and '60s pyschedelia heard on two EPs and three full-length records. Or maybe it's the band's inclusion on the soundtracks to Jim Jarmusch's 2005 film Broken Flowers and Matt Dillon's 2002 flick City of Ghosts . Or songs used in Showtime's Weeds . Or the 2005 documentary on the sextet, Sleepwalking Through the Mekong . The aforementioned all sit pretty on a résumé, but let's not forget two important aspects of the Dengue Fever mystery: singer Chhom Nimol's sultry voice and Nimol's stunning appearance. The jury's still out on which is sexier, but with a talent like her fronting a band, it would be damn near impossible not to receive some attention.
Sat., June 14, 3 p.m., 2008