Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele

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Meet Me in the Garden by Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele (mp3)

Every now and then I get someone emailing me about this art project they’re doing, or the band they’re in, and most of the time, I don’t post them about them. What can I say, I’m picky? But I did get an email 3 days ago from a guy named Dent May, who happens to have a Magnificent Ukelele (that’s what she said). Dent is from Mississippi, plays ukelele, and sounds to me like an American version of Jens Lekman. His lyrics are really human, and his voice is really pleasant, and he seems like he would a ton of fun to see live. He also does a lot of layering to his music and it’s all mixed really well.

Right now he has a new video out call “Oh, Paris!” which is extremely funny, and made me laugh quite a lot. He’s also giving away an EP of his called ‘Brush With Velvet’, which is really, really good. And it’s free, so why not give him a try, you know? That’s what I did. Check out his new video under the cut!


February 22, 2008