Dent May

Dent May

Dead Gaze, Lake

Mon, September 30, 2013

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

Great Scott

Allston, MA

This event is 18 and over

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Dent May
Dent May
Jackson, Mississippi native Dent May grew up singing in local church groups, acting in school plays, and performing at nursing home gigs with a recorder choir. In high school, he wrote synthy powerpop with his band The Rockwells while recording erotically charged novelty tracks with friends on the side. After three unsuccessful semesters at NYU's film school, May moved to North Mississippi where he helped found the Cats Purring arts collective and formed a countryrock band called Cowboy Maloney's Electric City. In late 2007, inspired by Serge Gainsbourg and Lee Hazlewood, he began performing as Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele and released a digital E.P. of cheeky lofi tunes, A Brush With Velvet. The title is a reference to The Partridge Family, episodes of which May obsessively collected and organized on VHS tapes as a teen. His debut album, The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele, was recorded with Rusty Santos in May's home, a doublewide trailer in Taylor, Mississippi (population: 300). He continues to perform with Cowboy Maloney's Electric City, and recently began recording dance music under the moniker Dent Sweat.
Dead Gaze
Dead Gaze
Coming from the hills of North Mississippi and the Cats Purring Collective (featuring prolific artists like Dent May, Bass Drum of Death and Flight), Cole Furlow has been releasing material under the guise of Dead Gaze since 2009, recently morphing into a five-piece live band. Combining effortless pop songs with recordings that put an emphasis on texture, Dead Gaze has released a slew of cassettes and 7" records on notable DIY labels like Group Tightener, Fire Talk, and Clan Destine, and received critical acclaim on sites such as Altered Zones, The Fader, and Weekly Tape Deck... Furlow explains that he records "wherever I can be alone". Whether it be in the pastoral Mississippi country where his mother lives, the State College marching band hall where his father teaches, or at the Cats Purring 'Dude Ranch' where he currently resides, his intention is always to "try to capture a very memorable moment", a spontaneous approach which home recording makes possible. The DIY ethos that goes into Furlow's recording process shouldn't feed into the lo-fi genre-trapping, though, as every sound Furlow commits to tape is deliberate. Dead Gaze's trademark over-compressed sound is one which has come from Furlow's belief in the importance of production as another instrument; "I think texture is something that is just as important as writing nice melodies and recording big songs".
Lake
Lake
LAKE originated in Olympia, WA back in the summer of 2006. Eli, Lindsay, and Ashley played a show for Eli's birthday party, which could be considered the first show. When LAKE first stumbled upon their bandname, the members were Lindsay Schief, Ashley Eriksson, Kenny Tarantino, and Eli Moore. Over the next couple years, Kenny left the band and Adam Oelsner, Andrew Dorsett, and Markly Morrison joined.
The first album, "Lake", was recorded and produced by Karl Blau in Anacortes, WA, at the Department of Safety. This album features temporary member, Micah Davis-Wheeler, on harmonica plus vocalizations and other instruments.
The next album was recorded at two different houses where band members were living in Olympia: the Puget House, and at Calliope, where Lindsay was living at the time. Many recordings feature members of the band "Typhoon" from Portland, OR. The LAKE "cassette" was released on tape only, for the first year, and then Funkytonk Records offered to put the album out on vinyl with two added tracks from the same sessions that hadn't made it onto the tape release.
That fall, LAKE toured for the first time opening up for Adrian Orange, and playing as his back-up band, a.k.a. "Her Band", on that tour.
Many of the songs recorded for the "cassette" were intended to be recorded with Tucker Martine in Seattle, but were postponed due to his move to Portland. As soon as he was ready, the recording process began, and LAKE and Martine continued to record on and off for the next two years. This is a very special record that has yet to be released.
While this album with Tucker was underway, LAKE decided to record another album at home (on Whidbey Island, in Olympia, and at a friend's house in Portland.) This album is called Oh, the Places We'll Go. The title is a nod to Dr. Suess and his book, Oh, the Places You'll Go.
LAKE toured with their album, Oh, the Places, in Europe, and while on tour, found out that local Olympia record label, K records, wanted to put out the album. This is why there are two different versions of this release: LAKE's original self-release, and then the K records release. Calvin Johnson, Karl Blau, and Ben Hargett helped record one or all of these albums.
K records has been a home to LAKE and their album releases ever since. After Oh, the Places, came Let's Build A Roof and now Giving & Receiving.
LAKE recorded two albums in 2012. The first one, the World Is Real, was recorded at the K records Dub Narcotic Studio with engineering assistance from Ben Hargett. The other album, Circular Doorway, was engineered by Nic Wilbur and produced by Karl Blau at the Unknown in Anacortes. Circular Doorway is being self-released by LAKE under the record label name, Water Island. The World is Real will be coming out on K records in the end of summer 2013.
Venue Information:
Great Scott
1222 Commonwealth Avenue
Allston, MA, 02134
http://www.greatscottboston.com/