Review: Dent May - Do Things
It's tough to look at a picture of Dent May and not immediately think "fucking hipster." It's even harder to listen to the music Mr. May creates and not think, "fucking summer-drenched dance-pop for hipsters who don't like the summer-drenched dance-pop played on the radio." But growing up is all about putting aside such preconceived notions and accepting things for what they are.
And if you just listen to Dent May's second studio album Do Things, you'll be hard pressed to find something to dislike about it.
May has dropped the "and his magnificent ukulele" part of his name, but fans of his debut album shouldn't worry too much, as little else about his music has changed. Clocking in at a tidy 35 minutes and 24 seconds, Do Things is a brisk, carefree soundtrack to summer. Assuming, of course, you're still able to have a carefree summer.
About the only complaint one might have is that the songs do end up running together. But you have to have a lot of anger in your life to get upset at a group of songs that sound similar to the xx.
And while May doesn't have a song on this album as good as "Love Song 2009," the album's closer "Home Groan" comes pretty damn close.
While it's not perfect, it's genuinely hard to find something to dislike in this concise piece of indie pop.
Do Things is out June 12 via Paw Tracks.
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