via Left Hip Magazine
Like Merriweather Post Pavillion, Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele's upcoming album was one that started listening to on Christmas Day. The ukulele is my instrument of the moment, so without doubt I'm won over by Dent May's charming tunes. It's almost hard to believe that this beachy, 50s-inspired album came from Mississippi, a state that rarely passes my mind. But, I can't get enough of Dent May's crooning voice, and I've been finding myself singing random lines from "College Town Boy" and "Meet Me in the Garden."
Every time I hear "College Town Boy," I can't help but laugh a little. I think everyone knows someone like the guy that Dent May sings about in "College Town Boy." You know, he's that guy who graduated and didn't really know what else to do but hang around as the glory days of college quickly fade away. When I first listened to this song over the holidays, I immediately thought of one person, and over 90% of this song fits his exact description. J. and T., this was the song that I mentioned last week.
"Meet me at 1020 for Happy Hour," he said. Okay, he hasn't said that but I wouldn't put it past him.
The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele will be released on February 3. In the meantime, check out the A Brush With Velvet EP for some great acoustic versions. Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele will be supporting for A.C. Newman, and you can catch them on March 15 at Bowery Ballroom.
College Town Boy - Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele
Meet Me in the Garden - Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele
Check out the EP acoustic version of "Meet Me in the Garden" here (via Ukulele Hunt).