Murfreesboro, Tennessee's King Arthur is the reincarnation of the Lake, a group that found soul mates in local Pavement enthusiasts Target Market (R.I.P.). If that kinship is not a hint about the sort of breezy slack-rock we're dealing with, consider the title of the Lake's 2009 EP Have a Kick Ass Summer. King Arthur made a few significant alterations to its predecessor's wardrobe; most obviously, former frontman (not the Police drummer) Stewart Copeland surrendered his lead vocal duties to Alicia Bognanno, who recalls Broken Social Scene's powerful sirens. Its debut EP Ad Inexplorata is four tracks of deep-end cannonballs, charred marshmallows and poolside radios blasting "The Boys Are Back In Town" on infinite repeat. King Arthur is the result of a change in seasons, but its school's-out vibe remains eternally intact.
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