Warm Blanket out Aug. 27 on Paw Tracks
VIDEO: Dent May – Warm Blanket announcement –
Warm Blanket is the third album from Mississippi songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Dent May. Recorded in solitude in a reportedly haunted Victorian house by the bay in St. Augustine, Florida, the album arrives just barely a year after the release of his previous LP, Do Things.
Dent’s most ambitious undertaking yet, Warm Blanket is another kaleidoscopic odyssey through the restless musical mind of a DIY pop auteur. He played almost all of the instruments on the album, making use of the house’s antique grand piano and recruiting Florida locals to fill in on horns, strings, and pedal steel guitar.
The result is an album of existential pop, psychedelic funk, and melancholy soul with soaring arrangements ripped from the pages of classic American songwriting. Lyrically, Dent investigates life’s timeless mysteries, touching on youth, mortality, alienation, and unrequited love with startling honesty and humor.
A delightful mix of organic textures, analog synth squiggles, inventive vocal melodies, and sincere wordplay, Warm Blanket is a bold step forward for an artist who shows no signs of slowing down.
06/14 Nashville, TN – The Stone Fox *
06/15 Chicago, IL – Schuba’s +
06/16 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry at First Avenue +
06/19 Edmonton, AB – Wunderbar
06/20 Calgary, AB – Golden Age Club (Sled Island Festival)
06/21 Calgary, AB – Local 510 (Sled Island Festival)
06/22 Calgary, AB – Tubby Dog (Sled Island Festival)
06/24 Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
06/25 owa City, IA – The Mill +
06/26 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups +
* = w/ Tim Chad & Sherry
+ = w/ Dead Gaze
1. Turn Up The Speakers
2. Let Them Talk
3. Born Too Late
5. Corner Piece
6. Do I Cross Your Mind?
7. It Takes A Long Time
8. I’m Ready To Be Old
10. Found A Friend
11. Summer Is Over