Tuesday, April 7, 2009 12:15PM - By sergiosoto
This guy is unbelievably charming. Most likely, the future king of nerd-rock. Dent May hails from Jackson, Mississippi and has been involved in numerous music projects, including Cowboy Maloney’s Electric City and The Rockwells. More recently, he toured with and opened for the Animal Collective. As one would gather from the name of the band, most of Dent May’s songs feature the ukulele. Giving it a nice touch of folk and a cloak of innocence, though the songs are far from that. Don’t let yourself be fooled by the facade of naivete, May likes to add themes of sexuality to many of his tunes, much like Elton and Betty White or Serge Gainsbourg. Always humorous, and never depressing, Delton May will be having his first headlining tour this year (dates below). His debut album, The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele was released on Feb. 3. So if you like what you hear, pick it.
Also, check out his latest music video for the song, “Howard.” It’s pretty amazing…
Saturday, March 21, 2009 2:30PM - By Seraphina L.
Move over, Jens Lekman. There’s a new sensation who loves his ukulele just as much – so much that he named his debut album Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele. After being snatched up Animal Collective’s imprint, Paw Tracks, Dent May has stirred up a frenzy in terms of a new range in indie pop music. Music fans who have eaten it up find themselves catching a new fever: Dent Maynia.
BeatCrave was lucky enough to catch a few words with new crooner. He picks out a few of his thoughts out for us during this jam-packed weekend. Check it out along with his music video for “Meet Me in the Garden” below!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 1:00PM - By Kara
As March begins to draw to an end, the antipcipation for the start of SXSW begins to reach a boiling point. Now the wait is over, SXSW has officially begun! From now until Sunday March 22, a staggering 1,800 bands will showcase their talents on 80 stages in Austin, Texas. SXSW features a large cross section of musical genres in the music community. Not only is SXSW a music festival, but also a conference with guest speakers, seminars, and discussion panels for those in the music business to share ideas. There are guest speakers, Devo, and seminars ranging from Annoying Things that Bands Do to Branding Latin Music for a Worldwide Audience to mentoring sessions.
Thursday, February 12, 2009 8:00PM - By Mali
The glasses are back! Seriously, I have no clue what Dent May looks like without glasses. I don’t even think he needs them. I heard a rumor that he thinks they help him channel Elvis. Maybe not.
I like this video because he shows a lot more of himself. He’s moved out of the over-dramatic indie realm, into the fun-carefree indie genre. He looks like he could use a little drunk, hot tub time. One with your bad self!
Check out his latest video for “Meet Me In The Garden” below…
Friday, January 2, 2009 9:01AM - By Mali
Dent May is currently preparing to take his unique sound and famous old-man glasses on the road to support his upcoming debut album The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele (Feb. 3 2009). Dent will be starting in Canada and working his way down through February and March. He will end his tour in New York on March 15th.
It has just been announced that the New Pornographers frontman A.C. Newman will be joining Dent on the road in support of his second solo Get Guilty coming out at the end of January. Newman will be touring with him for 15 out of the 20 shows.
Check out the dates below…
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 11:22AM - By Mali
Dent May is the type of person you don’t come across every day. He’s kind of like the real like the real like Napoleon Dynamite. He grew up in Jackson, Mississippi singing in local church groups, acting in school plays, and performing at nursing home gigs with a recorder choir. In late 2007, inspired by Serge Gainsbourg and Lee Hazlewood, he began performing as Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele and released a digital EP of cheeky lo-fi tunes, A Brush With Velvet. The title is a reference to The Partridge Family, episodes of which May obsessively collected and organized on VHS tapes as a teen.
I can honestly say you won’t find many more out there like him. At least not performing on stage.
Check out his tour dates and music video below…