Singer-songwriter Dent May will return with his sophomore album, Do Things, on June 12th via Animal Collective’s imprint Paw Tracks. According to a press release, the follow-up to 2009’s Dent May and His Magnificent Ukulele sees May abandoning his famous stringed instrument to explore different styles “somewhere between ‘60s psychedelia and disco-era balladry in the vein of Ashford and Simpson.” The first cut off the new record, “Fun”, certainly has that vibe. Perfect for summer, the track’s sun-baked synthesizers bounce and shimmer like asphalt heat while May reassures us, “It’s gonna be fun.” Check it out below.
In support of the release, Dent May will be playing a slew of shows at South by Southwest. Find the full schedule below.
Dent May 2012 Tour Dates:
3/14 – Austin, TX @ Spider House (SXSW)
3/15 – Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlie’s (SXSW)
3/15 – Austin, TX @ 512 Rooftop (SXSW)
3/16 – Austin, TX @ Baby Blue Recording Studio (SXSW)