British art rock band XTC gained most of their exposure in the United States thanks to the theatric orchestration and dystheistic lyrics of their biggest hit single, "Dear God"
. It's easy to forget that they made their break with catchy, semi-surreal new wave music. Mississippi electronic pop artist Dent May
is channeling the energy of early XTC work on his new single, the ode to friendship "Best Friend." With a voice just like Andy Partridge and that same shimmering power-pop sensibility, it's fun New Wave/disco influenced pop. It made me want to text all of my best friends from back home to tell them I missed them. It should most certainly give you the warm and fuzzies.