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Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele: The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele

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Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele: <em>The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele</em>

Uke-wielding descendant of Jonathan Richman delivers

"Welcome to my record," Dent May croons in a deep, syrupy drawl at the beginning his Magnificent Ukulele's debut full-length (the prolific Mississippian has already had several genre-spanning projects). Much like the moniker and basic modus operandi (he plays ukulele on all but one track here, augmented by a band), the introduction at first feels a little gimmicky.

But further inspection reveals a charming ("Oh, Paris!") and often hilarious ("God Loves You, Michael Chang") songwriter who waxes delightful throughout these dozen tracks. What The Good Feelingwhimsy, Jens Lekman and Jonathan Richman. No wonder Animal Collective  signed this dude to Paw Tracks after seeing him live once. May and his Magnificent Ukulele quickly make for endearing company.

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