Officer May
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Officer May

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"Officer May"

"Inventive and intelligent. If there is any musical justice in the world this band is already huge. 5 stars " - Alternative Press

"Officer May"

..the more we listened, the less you sounded like Shellac and the more like Bleach: bleating on brats, wishing slow death on your enemies, blacking out in the white room.” - Carly Carioli, Boston Phoenix


Self Released L.P. 'Helping Others Help Themselves'
'Smoking in A Minor' Ace Fu Records


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Taking their name from an oppressive hometown cop, Officer May combine blistering, fractured guitar bombast with gruff, world-weary vocals. High
energy and bitterly acidic, Officer May's music illustrates a panicked frustration with the mundane that has been described by Alternative Press as
"inventive and intelligent" and by the Boston Phoenix as "a beautiful mess."

To date Officer May exude an urgent, raveling purity that echoes the lovely chaos of Sonic Youth, the forceful fury of Shellac and the textured nuance
of Jesus Lizard and Gang of Four.

Founding members Chris and Jared have been playing together since their early teens. In '99 the band (with then bass player Greg Perkins) began
taking shape and self produced/self released their debut L.P. 'Helping Others Help Themselves,' which caught the ear of Ace Fu owner Eric Speck. With the arrival of new bass player Mike Sanders, record deal in hand, the band went on to record 'Smoking in A Minor' with producer Kevin Micka (of the Common Cold) in October 2002. A year and a half later Mr. Sanders moves to guitar, the band welcomes new member Thomas Allen on bass.