Dent May "Best Friend"
After spending the last couple of years distancing himself from his debut LP and disavowing any future use of the ukulele, Dent May is finally back with the proper follow up to Dent May and his Magnificent Ukulele. While we have documented his change in sound over the last 18 months, those not following him closely might be surprised as they hear his latest work. While the songs still are flush with irony and contain a heavy dose of tongue in cheek tomfoolery, his more stripped down, uke driven sound has been turned on its head. The new Dent May sound, as evidenced by “Best Friend,” the first track from LP2 Do Things, is lushly produced and driven by borderline cheesy synth exploration. While his uke based worked seem to indicate a nerdy, sex deprived loner, his new material seems to imply a logical next step, one where he is at the parties he only could talk about before. Do Things will drop this spring on the Animal Collective imprint Paw Tracks.