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Dent Sweat – I Don’t Mind

Great writeup on Dent May’s dance project Dent Sweat over at Chocolate Bobka!

DOWNLOAD > Dent Sweat – I Don’t Mind MP3


Tommy Tousaint

As you know, Mi$$i$$iPPi has been pumping out sick jams for the past few years. The Cats Purring super squad has a starting lineup of all star homies producing good vibes i.e. Dent May, Flight, Dead Gaze, Junk Culture, Bass Drum of Death, Young Buffalo, and Jesse Coppenbarger.

The newest to join the ‘sippi crew is Dent’s bandmate, Tommy Tousaint! His debut jam starts out like the Commodores chill-waving on a screened in porch in the backwoods of Mississippi-Pop. Go check him out, y’all!

Cats Purring J-Tape


Mississippi music collective, Cats Purring, have a siiiick new mix (created by SAMO) for your listening pleasure. J-Tape is filled with lo-fi jams, hazy memories, haunting reverb, and plenty of fuzz. If it’s cool and in the South, then they’re probably kin to Cats Purring.

:::  DOWNLOAD  > CATS PURRING – “J-Tape”   :::

1. Quiet Hooves – “a.v.p.”
2. Of Montreal – “Dustin Hoffman Thinks About Eating the Soap”
3. Flight – “Flowers”
4. Circulatory System – “Blasting Through”
5. Wildbirds & Peacedrums – “There Is No Light (This Modern World on WFMU)
6. Dead Gaze – “Back & Forth”
7. The Flaming Lips – “Ma, I Didn’t Notice”
8. Harlan T. Bobo – “Stope”


Also,  Dead Gaze has a rad new track out. You should definitely give it a listen!

:::  DOWNLOAD > Dead Gaze – “Stay, Don’t Say”  :::

More info and jams can be found below…


Friday Feel 35 & Counting


With the release of Grizzly Bear‘s masterpiece, Veckatimest, coming out earlier this week, I just had to put at least one track on the mix. Please do yourself a favor and go pick it up on vinyl at your favorite record store. Accompanying the Grizz I’ve selected two tracks from the amazing Arthur Lee,  my favorite sitar driven Beatles track,  and the Rusty Santos produced “Meet Me In The Garden” by my buddy Dent May.

I hope you enjoy!
::: Download Friday Feel 35 :::

1. Grizzly Bear – “Two Weeks”
2. Love – “The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This”
3. The Beatles – “Tomorrow Never Knows”
4. Arthur Lee & Band-Aid – “Everybody’s Gotta Live”
5. Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele – “Meet Me In The Garden”

A Faulty Chromosome on Daytrotter


I’m a big fan of Sean and the fine gentleman at Daytrotter.

Recently my Austin friends of A Faulty Chromosome stopped by the Rock Island studio and recorded some killer tracks! Read Sean’s writeup and download the songs.

A Faulty Chromosome – Daytrotter Session

“This Far From A Belle Epoque”
“Bad Thing”

*also check out Dent May’s Daytrotter Session!

Dent May – “Meet Me In The Garden”

Dent May

Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele (Paw Tracks)



Dent May’s debut album was released yesterday and I designed the album cover. I’m super excited that it’s finally been released (on one of my favorite labels)! Dent’s a good fella and is definitely heading places (uhhh like some european tour dates with Animal Collective).


Here’s the press on ole Dent…

“You may have heard of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele, a new pop musician from Oxford, Mississippi.  If not, you’ll be hearing a lot from him in the coming year.

Dent’s unique vocal style, part crooner, part falsetto, and 101 percent showman reflects the influences of some of his favorite singers (Prince, Serge Gainsbourg, and Lee Hazlewood to name a few). His love of various song styles results in a unique combination of ukulele, drums, pedal steel, violin, horns and bass. One second his songs hint at Brazilian Tropicalia, the next a ‘50s barbershop quartet or an early 20th century country swing. 

By integrating his favorite pop music from around the world and writing about what is in front of him (his town, his friends, and pretty girls), Dent takes the “think global, buy local” motto to heart.   He may just be one of the 21st century’s first sustainable pop singers.

Animal Collective first heard Dent May when they were recording their new record in Oxford Mississippi in early 2008.  They quickly signed him to their Paw Tracks imprint and now we present his incredibly impressive debut full length, The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele.”