Stream the new Dent May: ‘Warm Blanket’

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We loved Dent May‘s last, very underrated record “Do Things.” Now, we’re excited to hear Warm Blanket out Aug. 27 on Paw Tracks.

Warm Blanket is the third album from Mississippi songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Dent May. Recorded in solitude in a reportedly haunted Victorian house by the bay in St. Augustine, Florida, the album arrives just barely a year after the release of his previous LP, Do Things. Dent’s most ambitious undertaking yet, Warm Blanket is another kaleidoscopic odyssey through the restless musical mind of a DIY pop auteur. [Read more…]

New Dent May: ‘Born Too Late’

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Warm Blanket is out August 27, 2013 on Paw Tracks.

Warm Blanket is the third album from Mississippi songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Dent May. Recorded in solitude in a reportedly haunted Victorian house by the bay in St. Augustine, Florida, the album arrives just barely a year after the release of his previous LP Do Things.

Dent’s most ambitious undertaking yet, Warm Blanket is another kaleidoscopic odyssey through the restless musical mind of a DIY pop auteur. He played almost all of the instruments on the album, making use of the house’s antique grand piano and recruiting Florida locals to fill in on horns, strings, and pedal steel guitar.

The result is an album of existential pop, psychedelic funk, and melancholy soul with soaring arrangements ripped from the pages of classic American songwriting. Lyrically, Dent investigates life’s timeless mysteries, touching on youth, mortality, alienation, and unrequited love with startling honesty and humor.

A delightful mix of organic textures, analog synth squiggles, inventive vocal melodies, and sincere wordplay, Warm Blanket is a bold step forward for an artist who shows no signs of slowing down.

The Top 50 Albums of 2012

50. Teen: Electric
49. Sun Araw: The Inner Treaty
48. Cat Power: Sun
47. Tallest Man on Earth: There’s no Leaving Now
46. Matthew E. White: Big Inner
45. Port St. Willow: Holiday
44. Flying Lotus: Until The Quiet Comes
43 Eternal Summers: Correct Behavior
42. Wild Nothing: Nocturne
41. Actress: R.I.P.
40. Metz: Metz
39. Kendrick Lamar: Good Kid, M.a.a.d City
38. Andy Stott: Luxury Problems
37. Dum Dum Girls: End of Daze
36. Japandroids: Celebration Rock
35. Sufjan Stevens: Silver and Gold
34. Magic Trick: Ruler of the Night
33. Miguel: Kaleidoscope Dream
32. Jessie Ware: Devotion
31. Sonny and the Sunsets: Longtime Companion
30. Beachwood Sparks: The Tarnished Gold
29. The Babies: Our House on the Hill
28. Grizzly Bear: Shields
27. Iris DeMent: Sing the Delta
26. The Sea and Cake: Runner


25. King Tuff: King Tuff


24. Frank Ocean: Channel Orange


23. Jimmy Cliff: Rebirth


22. Lower Dens: Nootropics


21. Lambchop: Mr. M


20. Lotus Plaza: Spooky Action at a Distance


19. Woods: Bend Beyond


18. Allah-Las – Allah-Las


17. Weird Dreams: Choreography


16. The Shins: Port of Morrow


15. Wye Oak: Civilian


14. Spider Bags: Shake My Head


13. Fiona Apple: The Idler Wheel…


12. Lone: Galaxy Garden


11. Action Bronson: Blue Chips


10. Frankie Rose: Interstellar


9. Spiritualized: Sweet Heart Sweet Light


8. Ty Segall: Slaughterhouse/Twins


7. Diiv: Oshin


6. Beach House: Bloom


5. Tame Impala: Lonerism


4. Mac DeMarco: 2


3. Dent May: Do Things


2. Grimes: Visions


1. Chromatics: Kill For Love

Best EPs:
Mac DeMarco: Rock and Roll Night Club

Daniel Rossen: Silent Hour/Golden Mile EP

The Antlers: Undersea

MP3: Dent May (Animal Collective Labelmate) Covers The Dead’s “Shakedown Street”

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Listen: Dent May: “Shakedown Street” (mp3)

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We’ve been enjoying his new record Do Things out on Paw Tracks. Here’s the first single, ‘Home Grown’:

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