Review: “Rent Money” by Dent May

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“Rent Money”

From Dent May‘s Do Things

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Liner notes: “I’ve been feeling bad/So I’m gonna find something to cure that heartache,” sighs Dent May, his multiple vocal tracks channeling a heavenly choir.

Behind the music: While the Mississippi native emphasized ukulele on his debut, Do Things finds him in mad-scientist mode, crafting elaborate solo pop epics in sessions at a local venue called Cats Purring Dude Ranch and in a cabin by a cotton field.

Check it out if you like: Experts at dreamy sonic confections, including Brian Wilson and Todd Rundgren (then), and Grizzly Bear and Morning Benders (now).

 

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