Remember when rock was young? When crooners still stole hearts? When young dancers lost themselves beneath bright lights? Then dig the nostalgia of Dent May and his Magnificent Ukulele. Dent has tapped into the magic of Elvis Costello, Roy Orbison, Belle and Sebastian, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and all that bustling, French, cafe music you hipsters download onto your ipods and listen to while lounging naked in your bedrooms. Dent May makes the romantic sounds of summer love. His songs hang ten on the same waves that The Beach Boys surfed after long summer nights at parties in Venice Beach. He will make you think of Jonathan Richman circa The Modern Lovers. Oh but hey– he’s from Mississippi.
I know… I was skeptical at first too. But seriously, go down to the corner bakery, grab yourself a latte and a croissant, load up a plate of cheese and check out this video ode to Parisian Girls and cafe culture. Then do the usual: download his music and comment his myspace. But don’t forget to welcome a living legend.
While you do that, I’m going to put on a suit, drink some wine, and stare into a mirror to practice my crooning so that one day I, too, may be young, hot, and successful…
Did I mention that his 6 song E.P. is called “A Brush with Velvet”? And that you can download (most of) it here?
Well it is.
And you can.
Dent May – Pierce Avenue
Dent May – Meet Me In The Garden
Dent May – Howard
Dent May – When You Were Mine