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Dent May shares cover of “Why I Came To California”

January 14, 2019 11:46 am

We’re proud to announce Dent May’s cover of Motown legend Leon Ware’s “Why I Came To California.” The classic, soulful groove has been reimagined with Dent’s playful sound to bring a new shine to California.

“This is a love letter to California originally performed by Leon Ware. It’s the first thing I finished at Honeymoon Suite, the new recording studio I share with Pat Jones (who mixed the track) and Michael Rosen of Cones in Los Angeles. You can hear us play it on our upcoming California tour.” — Dent May

Hear it live at one of his upcoming tour dates:
January 17th – Costa Mesa, CA – The Wayfarer
January 18th – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
January 19th – Santa Barbara, CA – Breakfast Culture Club
January 21st – San Francisco – Cafe Du Nord
January 22nd – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Atrium
January 25th – Palm Springs, CA – Ace Hotel & Swim Club
February 1st – Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon LA

“90210” music video

December 18, 2017 11:22 am

Head over to Clash Magazine to watch Dent May’s iconic new video for “90210.”

“90210” is about moving to Los Angeles from Mississippi and feeling out of place at a fancy party. The video was directed by my friend Carson Culver with cinematography by Sean Price Williams, who shot my favourite movie in recent memory Good Time. It stars Los Angeles icon Tennessee Luke, who many will recognize from Tim & Eric and who I recently witnessed deliver a stirring rendition of I Believe I Can Fly at a local comedy show. -Dent May

“90210” is taken from Dent’s 2017 release, Across The Multiverse, available now on the Carpark shop & iTunes.

+ catch him on tour in 2018!
February 6th – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Atrium*
February 7th – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop*
February 9th – Arcata, CA – Miniplex*
February 10th – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar*
February 11th – Vancouver, BC – Cobalt*
February 12th – Seattle, WA – Hale’s Ales Palladium*
February 13th – Boise, ID – The Olympic*
February 14th – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court*
February 15th – Denver, CO – Lost Lake*
February 17th – Tucson, AZ – Hotel Congress*
February 18th – Los Angeles, CA – Moroccan Lounge*

February 24th – Offenbach, DE – Hafen2
February 26th – Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang
February 27th – Leipzig, DE – Ilses Erika
February 28th – Berlin, DE – Kiezsalon
March 2nd – London, UK – Shackwell Arms
March 4th – Glasgow, UK – Hug & Pint
March 5th – Leeds, UK – Headrow House
March 6th – Bristol, UK – Exchange
March 7th – Paris, FR – Olympic Cafe
March 8th – Dijon, FR – Peniche Canale
March 9th – Luzern, CH – Sedel
March 10th – Zürich, CH – Bar3000

* w/ Moon King

“Across The Multiverse” music video

August 23, 2017 10:36 am

Watch two lovers estranged by space and time in Dent May‘s new video for “Across the Multiverse” feat. Frankie Cosmos‘ Greta Kline. Check it out via Pitchfork! Video directed by Robbie Barnett.

The track is taken from Dent’s brand new album Across The Multiverse, available now on the Carpark shop or digitally on iTunes.

Tour kicks off tonight!
August 23rd – San Francisco, CA – The Rickshaw
August 24th – Arcata, CA – The Miniplex
August 25th – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall Roof Deck
August 26th – Seattle, WA – Central Saloon
August 27th – Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
August 29th – Calgary, AB – The Palomino
August 30th – Saskatoon, SK – Vangelis Tavern
August 31st – Winnipeg, MB – The Goodwill Social Club
September 1st – Minneapolis, MN – The Entry
September 2nd – Chicago, IL – The Hideout
September 3rd – Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch
September 4th – Toronto, ON – The Horseshoe
September 5th – Montreal, QC – Casa Del Popolo
September 6th – Boston, MA – Once Lounge and Ballroom
September 8th – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
September 9th – Philadelphia, PA – The Sound Hole
September 10th – Washington, DC – Songbyrd
September 11th – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
September 12th – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
September 13th – Nashville, TN – Cobra
September 14th – Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s
September 15th – Jackson, MS – Spacecamp
September 16th – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
September 18th – Houston, TX – Walters
September 19th – Austin, TX – Mohawk Inside
September 20th – El Paso, TX – The Monarch
September 21st – Tucson, AZ – Hotel Congress
September 22nd – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater

Dent May’s Across the Multiverse available now!

August 18, 2017 10:12 am

“Don’t wanna move to Southern California / I wasn’t really meant for LA…” So sang Dent May once upon a time, now he’s eating those words with a side of avocado toast in his new Los Angeles bungalow. What made the lifelong Mississippi boy pull up stakes and head west? “No one looks at you funny if you wear a tuxedo to the supermarket.” What he means is he moved there to shake up his surroundings, clear his head, and write the most accomplished record of his young career, the magical mystery tour de force Across the Multiverse.

Very happy release day to the wonderful Dent May. Across the Multiverse is now available everywhere. Pick up a physical copy on the Carpark shop or digitally on iTunes. or from your favorite indie record store. album is also streaming via Apple Music and Spotify.

Dent’s tour kicks off next week!
August 23rd – San Francisco, CA – The Rickshaw
August 24th – Arcata, CA – The Miniplex
August 25th – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall Roof Deck
August 26th – Seattle, WA – Central Saloon
August 27th – Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
August 29th – Calgary, AB – The Palomino
August 30th – Saskatoon, SK – Vangelis Tavern
August 31st – Winnipeg, MB – The Goodwill Social Club
September 1st – Minneapolis, MN – The Entry
September 2nd – Chicago, IL – The Hideout
September 3rd – Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch
September 4th – Toronto, ON – The Horseshoe
September 5th – Montreal, QC – Casa Del Popolo
September 6th – Boston, MA – Once Lounge and Ballroom
September 8th – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
September 9th – Philadelphia, PA – The Sound Hole
September 10th – Washington, DC – Songbyrd
September 11th – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
September 12th – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
September 13th – Nashville, TN – Cobra
September 14th – Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s
September 15th – Jackson, MS – Spacecamp
September 16th – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
September 18th – Houston, TX – Walters
September 19th – Austin, TX – Mohawk Inside
September 20th – El Paso, TX – The Monarch
September 21st – Tucson, AZ – Hotel Congress
September 22nd – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater

Across the Multiverse was written and recorded in a sunny bedroom in LA’s Highland Park neighborhood, with Dent producing and playing nearly every instrument himself. The tracks were selected from dozens of songs written after the LA move, a gold rush of productivity inspired by late nights DJing rare disco funk cuts at local watering holes.

Dent May’s new album streaming now!

August 14, 2017 12:40 pm

Dent May’s brand new album Across The Multiverse is streaming a few days early via Hype Machine!

Across The Multiverse, his fourth full-length album, finds the Mississippi native embracing a hi-fi sound with the sheen of his new surroundings in Los Angeles. The self-produced collection, in which may plays just about every instrument, explores modern romance, existential dread, and interstellar charm.”

Pre-orders still available on the Carpark shop, Apple Music, & Amazon.

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