The May Company’s world sounds a little like that abstract French film you saw once in college. You know there is a theme buried somewhere just out of grasp, and yet the bizarre imagery and odd characters leave you feeling a bit confused, a bit cultured, perhaps a bit enlightened, but always comfortable descending into the dizzying spin of madness.
The May Company (formerly known as May McDonough & Company) allude to these concepts, cryptically hinting at various personal disasters (deaths, bastard siblings, homeless trials, and somewhat bizarre worlds of self-exploration), while poetically observing and dismantling the pitfalls of modern societies worst institutions . However, it’s the psychedelic arrangements, strung out with whirling synths and fuzzy buzzing chaos, tinted with slight hues of surf and deep shades of noise-punk that get you spinning; May’s ‘Thee Oh Sees’-like guitar soars and Grace-Slick-like barbaric yawps surfing over Rusty’s slithering bassline grooves and Lo’s effortless raw drum swings will swallow you whole and send you spiraling down the edges of Federico Fellini’s forgotten side reels, spitting you out right into someone’s punky basement.
These songs instantly warp you to a time and place where no corner of geography goes unpainted. Whether you’re charting listlessly through the Syrian Desert, or stumbling wrecklessly through a 60’s spy flick, when you listen to The May Company, you imagine a greyscale world where plotlines are meaningless and sunglasses still look cool.
You can find The May Company’s first album ‘bullyboywithaglasseye’ in digital stores everywhere (like iTunes and Amazon)! Or buy the cd or vinyl LP on their website. But the very best way you can support their art is to share them with your friends! Please sign the mailing list below to receive only the most exclusive downloads, secret shows, and important news about The May Company (nothing regular, nothing boring, nothing spammy).
Sounds like: “Black Lips-meets-The Velvet Underground- meets- Nancy Sinatra”
May McDonough – vocals / guitar / keys
Lo Schmitt – drums/ percussion
Rusty Huber – bass/ keys
The May Company have played everywhere from the House of Blues to indie venues like Harvard & Stone, The Bootleg, and Hotel Cafe. They are available for booking.