It's that time of the year, while we start to get our end of year lists together and start to get stoked about next year's releases. My early call for next year's list is Dent May, a Mi crooked letter crooked letter i hump back hump back i musician who signed to Animal Collective's Paw Tracks label after they heard him while recording their upcoming album Merriweather Post Pavilion. May's music is pure 60s sun-kissed pop with an ironic undertone. Poking fun at alcoholics, pretentious small town kids, and lovers at an academic conference, there's enough sacrasm in May's songs to make up for the fact that he plays a ukulele. But don't think that just because his instrument is diminutive that the sound is. The orchestration is lush and sweeping just like it came out of a film score.