Dent May Announces New Album 'What's For Breakfast?' Shares new song "Coasting On Fumes (feat. Jordana)"


Dent May is back with a new collaboration, a track entitled “Coasting On Fumes” that features Jordana and is out to announce his new album What’s For Breakfast? (due out March 29th via Carpark Records).

Accompanied by a charming video in which Jordana co-stars, the track sees May hit a new peak of power pop perfection. Opening with a verse sung by Jordana, the track rides a laid back jangle towards an irresistible chorus that beautifully encapsulates May’s untarnished brilliance as a pop songwriter.

Every morning when Dent May wakes up, the first thing he says is, “What’s for breakfast?” For the Los Angeles-based songwriter and pop auteur, this question is part inside joke with his girlfriend, part sitcom-style catchphrase, and part mantra about getting up every day and persevering in the face of good or bad is happening around you in your life. It’s also the title of his sixth album, which is out on March 29, 2024 via Carpark Records. What’s For Breakfast? is May’s most immediate, nostalgic, and rollicking LP yet, one that’s concerned with breaking daily routines and rediscovering the joys of songwriting. 

Over the past 17 years, May has been a consistently adventurous and prolific bedroom pop pioneer and connoisseur of impeccably crafted melodies. Though his songs are always well-written and comfortable, with What’s For Breakfast?, May has freed himself up to more playfully experiment with new and vintage musical inspirations. “I’ve occupied a lot of different lanes over the years,” says May. “I’ve always been drawn to making kaleidoscopic pop inspired by old soul, disco, country, whatever. This time around, I was tapping into music from my childhood, like The Strokes, Weezer and Elephant 6 Collective bands.” By revisiting the music of his youth—energetic and infectious guitar rock—he found a vibrant palate to explore for this new LP. 

Lead single “One Call, That’s All” kickstarts with frenetic guitar-driven intensity. While the track slyly takes its name from the slogan of an ambulance-chasing Mississippi lawyer, May sings of unrequited love and phone-based ennui. “It’s a fast tempo pop-rock song that isn’t like anything I’ve done before,” says May. Elsewhere, opener “You Already Know” showcases May’s goofball lyrical charm with lines about playing chess online and looking like a Dawson’s Creek character. Beyond the jokes in the song, there is a bittersweet recognition of time passing and a call to action when May sings, “Now you already know what time it is / It’s time to live your life / Cuz it’s flying by / No matter the day, week, month or year / It’s time to do a lot / Ready or not.” 

What’s For Breakfast? marks another first for Dent in being his most collaborative LP yet. Alongside guest appearances from Jimmy Whispers and co-writes with Paul Cherry, are two standout singles with Jordana and Pearl & The Oysters respectively. Jordana assists on the wistful “Coasting on Fumes,” which captures the feeling of being stuck in a rut while the yearning “Time Flies When You’re Having Fun” guests Pearl and the Oysters. “My first album came out almost 15 years ago, so bringing in others to help out is crucial to keep things interesting,” says May. “I’m constantly falling back in love with music through the eyes of others. This album is about remembering why I like music.”

Listen to “Coasting on Fumes (feat. Joradana)” and pre-order ‘What’s For Breakfast?’ now.

Tour Dates

4/25/2024 Palm Springs, CA @ ACE Hotel
4/26/2024 Costa Mesa, CA @ Tiki Bar *
4/27/2024 Phoenix, AZ @ The Dirty Drummer *
4/30/2024 Las Cruces, NM @ The Range *
5/2/2024 Austin, TX @ The 13th Floor *
5/3/2024 Denton,TX @ Rubber Gloves *
5/4/2024 Jackson, MS @ Hal & Mal’s *
5/5/2024 Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s *
5/7/2024 Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House Music Hall *
5/8/2024 Washington, DC @ DC9 *
5/9/2024 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas  *
5/10/2024 Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel  *
5/11/2024 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe *
5/12/2024 Detroit, MI @ Lager House *
5/13/2024 Toronto, ON @ The Baby G *
5/15/2024 Chicago, IL @ Schubas *
5/16/2024 Chicago, IL @Schubas  *
5/17/2024 St. Paul, MN @ The Green Room *
5/19/2024 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive *
5/31/2024 Ojai, CA @ Deer Lodge #
6/2/2024 San Francisco, CA @ Chapel #
6/3/2024 Santa Cruz, CA @ Moes  #
6/5/2024 Portland,OR @Polaris Hall #
6/6/2024 Seattle, WA @ Madam Lou’s #
6/7/2024 Boise, ID @ The Shrine Social Club #
6/8/2024 Salt Lake City, UT @ International Artist Lounge #
6/9/2024 Fort Collins, CO @ Lyric #
6/11/2024 Albuquerque, NM @ Sister #
6/13/2024 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress #
6/14/2024 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar #
6/15/2024 Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room #

* Jimmy Whispers
# Sedona