Pop musicians search for ultimate truths in different ways, and the Mississippi singer-songwriter Dent May finds answers in the way loping bass patterns, insanely multiplied backing vocals and incongruous synthesizer lines intertwine above synthetic percussion. May made a splash with his 2009 debut, The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele — his combination of Beach Boys melodies and carefully calibrated lyrics garnered him comparisons with Elvis Costello and the Swedish pop musician Jens Lekman. May’s latest full-length, Do Things, features chromatic, yearning melodies that definitely suggest the influence of Brian Wilson. I hear Wilson, but May creates music that suggests Roxy Music hanging out in a suburban rec room with a stack of old 45s by The Tokens and Abba, and too much time on their hands. Do Things is sincere, woozy and charming — May finds beauty in banality, and that makes for exemplary pop. —EDD HURT
Local support includes proto-punky garage-rockers D. Watusi and guitar master/Stone Fox proprietor William Tyler. Door is at 8 p.m., and $7 will get you in.