Artist: TK & The Holy Know-Nothings
Album: Arguably OK
Label: Mama Bird Recording Co.
Reason We’re Cranking It: We knew within the first 30 seconds of “Arguably OK” that TK & The Holy Know-Nothings were going to become our go-to summer band of 2019. As far as debuts go, this one checks all of the boxes – thematically relatable, musically satisfying, and vocally compelling as frontman Taylor Kingman sticks a lyrical landing that is somewhere between John J. McCauley of Deer Tick and a twangy Kurt Cobain.
What The Album Tells Us About Them: “Arguably OK” plays like a barroom singalong with your oldest friends filled with highlights that you’ll reminisce about for years to come. This isn’t a band who puts themselves up on pedestals, but instead, writes at the ground level where the rest of us are standing.
Track Stuck On Repeat: “When I wake up I don’t wake up until I’ve crawled inside a coffee cup.” We’re obsessed with that line and the song it lives in, “Emmanuel,” which is a groove about substances that is itself filled with substance. Love it!
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