Dent May

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Dent May
Born Jackson, Mississippi, United States
Genres Psychedelic pop, synthpop, indie rock, new wave
Occupations Musician, songwriter, producer
Instruments Guitar, piano, sampler, synthesizer, ukulele
Years active 2007–present
Labels Paw Tracks, Forest Family, Cats Purring
Website www.dentmay.com catspurring.com

Dent May is an American singer-songwriter based in Oxford, Mississippi. He is mostly associated with psychedelic pop, synth pop, indie rock, and new wave genres of music.

Biography[edit]

May attended Jackson Prep, NYU Film School and Ole Miss, where he studied English and Southern Studies and found inspiration in the music of Serge Gainsbourg and Lee Hazlewood.[1] May was also a member of a Mississippi power pop group called The Rockwells.[2]

He is signed to the Paw Tracks label which has released The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele (2009), Do Things (2012) and Warm Blanket (2013).[3] May was chosen by Animal Collective to perform at the All Tomorrow's Parties Festival 2011.[4] May co-founded the self-described "North Mississippi Infotainment Cult" known as Cats Purring.[5]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele (2009, Paw Tracks)
  • Do Things (2012, Paw Tracks)
  • Warm Blanket (2013, Paw Tracks)

Singles[edit]

  • That Feeling (7", 2010, Forest Family Records)
  • Fun (7", 2011, Paw Tracks)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Space Lab Music News". Retrieved July 17, 2010. 
  2. ^ Herman Snell (December 10, 2008). "Jackson Free Press". 
  3. ^ James Christopher Monger, Allmusic
  4. ^ ATP: All Tomorrow's Parties
  5. ^ Altered Zones

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