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DENT MAY - LATE CHECK OUT
DENT MAY - LATE CHECK OUT

Dent May Late Checkout

- Limited edition Baby Blue coloured vinyl
- 180g heavy weight record

RELEASE PREVIEW

ABOUT

Full speed ahead now, no more looking back. Dent May confidently croons on his fifth LP, Late Checkout. The un-nostalgic sentiment and sobering clarity of May's latest body of work signifies the 35-year-old songwriter from Mississippi taking a reflective rest-stop on the winding road of his now decade-long career.

Through the dozen thematically-linked tracks on Late Checkout, May grapples with the swinging emotions of our contemporary reality with a rare optimism and distinguished sound.

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Album Photo Shot by Cara Robbins

Through the dozen thematically-linked tracks on Late Checkout, May grapples with the swinging emotions of our contemporary reality with a rare optimism and distinguished sound.

Bearing the torch of classic American songwriters that have inspired him like Harry Nilsson, Carole King and Randy Newman, May has gingerly cultivated his iPhone note scribbles and subconscious melodies into songs that could stand the test of time. Leaving the comfort of home-recording, May set out to elevate the production quality on Late Checkout while maintaining some intimacy through sparse arrangements. After writing and performing parts for a bulk of the instruments on the album, May filled out his orchestrations by inviting string players, a horn section, background vocalists, and a pair of auxiliary drummers to play on the album. Contrary to the instant gratification permitted by modern home-recording, May made a conscious decision to slow down and pay careful attention to his songwriting on this album. He began to savor the minutiae of his daily life spent wandering around LA, not getting invited to hang with friends, and waking up in hotel rooms after DJing weddings. May drew on these moments in his lyrics and began assembling ballads at his new studio, mimicking the bittersweet tone and consistent work ethic of Motown.

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Album Photo Shot by Cara Robbins

ALBUM CREDITS

Ed Schrader - Vocals, lyrics.

Devlin Rice - Bass, guitar, programming, synths, piano.

David Jacober - Drums and percussion.

Produced by Devlin Rice and Craig Bowen

Recorded and mixed at Tempo House Baltimore, MD By Craig Bowen.
Mastered by Heba Kadry, NYC

Photography & Art Direction: Micah E. Wood
Lighting Design: Lauren Castellana
Wardrobe, Prop, & Set Design: Suzanne Gold + Allison Crowley
Graphic Design: Erin Nutsugah
MUA: Kotic Couture & AMNESIA
Production Assistant: Corynne Ostermann
Location: Trip’s Bar, Baltimore, Maryland
Various props and costumes provided by The Baltimore Rock Opera Society (BROS).

Various props and costumes provided by The Baltimore Rock Opera Society (BROS) with design by Susannah Horrom (choir robes from Revival 2015)

Allison Hicks (Nebulous Tuxedo from Chronoshred 2016)
Michael Bull (Time-Cop helmets from Chronoshred 2016)
Amiel Nuchovich & Zachary Yarosz (Submarine from Below The Thunders of the Upper Deep 2021)

Various props and objects provided by Bazaar Baltimore

Thanks and gratitude to David Jacober, Craig Bowen, Heba Kadry, Micah E. Wood, Dan Deacon, Kevin O’Meara, Alex Silva, Jeremy Hyman, Kelly LaSare, Kevin Sherry, Dan Geata, Cheryl Carmona, Anna Quinlivan.

Player Piano appears courtesy of Dan Deacon.

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