Thursday, December 11, 2008

new: Dent May

"I Belong Here In This World"

The lore goes a little something like this. Animal Collective went to record MPP in Mississippi and found this ukulele toting, four-eyed crooner playing the sweetest, saddest, most sympathetic songs a young man could sing. His name, Dent May. The visionaries they are, they set Mr. May up with producer Rusty Santos, who recorded May in his double-wide trailer in Taylor, Mississippi. The result is a record full of heartfelt witticisms and all the dumb intellectual and philosophical questions a drunk and stoned college-town boy ponders on weary afternoons on the quad. I only wish I was still a faux-ID toting undergrad listening after a three hour lecture on the Christ-like symbolism in Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man Is Hard To Find." Oh well, maybe in a next life, when its reissued for the 100th time.

Dent's got a big tour scheduled for 2009, opening for AC Newman nationwide, including a stop at the Bowery Ballroom March 15th. Paw Tracks will release The Good Feeling Music of Dent May and His Magnificent Ukulele on February 3rd. Highly recommended for fans of Jens Lekman, The Magnetic Fields, Jonathan Richman and Beirut.

Dent May- Meet Me in the Garden
Dent May- College Town Boy

Dent May "Oh, Paris"

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