Emerging singer, songwriter and producer Hank May sets his debut album, One More Taste of the Good Stuff, for October 15 release via Dangerbird Records. Today, May unveils the first single from the album, “NBC”. Listen now.

“‘NBC’ is an elegy for the music of my childhood, specifically ‘90s alternative rock,” says May. “I was inspired by YouTube comment sections and my own turbulent marriage to the guitar.” Underlying the song’s upbeat nostalgia is May’s imperative to condemn the violence that existed in 90s alt rock spaces, in particular at the notoriously disgraceful Woodstock ‘99. “The Woodstock ‘99 concert footage online shows a pretty horrid scene playing out in the audience,” May says. “Sexual violence was a huge problem in the crowd at that festival and it’s unacceptable that this ‘boys will be boys’ attitude is still so pervasive in settings like this.”

After spending much of his 20s living and playing in New York, May moved home to Los Angeles where he was closer to his family and able to turn the accumulation of notes, phrases and melodies in his head into a record. He wrote much of One More Taste of the Good Stuff in his childhood home, shut away in a sound-proofed practice room adorned with Christmas lights that his father built for him growing up – a room that was demolished soon after he finished recording. The songs that came out of that isolated space possess a similar yearning for human connection, with lyrics that focus on the whimsical minutiae of brief encounters as well as long-standing relationships that ended during this time, such as the passing of Hank’s close friend and biggest supporter.

One More Taste of the Good Stuff features contributions from long time collaborators and friends including bassist Patrick Taylor, drummer Mark Gardener and keyboardist Max Foreman. Brian Rosemeyer (Cat Power, Kurt Vile) is the record’s mix engineer, and Dave Cooley (Paramore, Tame Impala) hopped on mastering.

Pre-orders for One More Taste Of The Good Stuff on vinyl and limited-edition pink cassettes, along with new Hank May merchandise, are available in the Dangerbird Records store.