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Song Premiere: TK & The Holy Know-Nothings' 'Emmanuel'

Forrest Cox

If you find yourself depending a little too heavily on your morning coffee or turning to liquid courage at parties, TK and the Holy Know Nothings have a song for you.

"Emmanuel" is a tune about those who rely on their vices -- caffeine, alcohol and other mood- altering substances -- to get by.

"Some folks roll automatic, they rise and fall just like God would have it/ And life's as easy as just pressing the gas and going,"  band member Taylor Kingman sings on the alt-country track. "I need my chemicals to keep this vehicle on the road."

"Generally speaking, I find that folks can be described as being either automatics or manuals when it comes to how they get through the day-to-day," Kingman tells Wide Open Country. "An automatic wakes up when the sun comes up, goes to sleep when the sun goes down, has an appetite when they should, etc. Manuals, on the other hand, need to goose all of these activities with various chemicals. I have always fallen into the manual category."

Listen to "Emmanuel" below.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

3/22 - Boise, ID - Treefort Music Festival, The Basque Center
5/13 - Salem, OR - Governor's Cup
5/14 - Applegate, OR - Applegate Lodge
5/15 - Redding, CA - The Dip *
5/16 - San Francisco - CA, Bottom of the Hill  (with Izaak Opatz)
5/18 - San Rafael, CA - Terrapin Crossroads (with Izaak Opatz)
5/21 - Hood River, OR - The Ruins (with Izaak Opatz)
5/22 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern  (with Izaak Opatz)
5/23 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios (Record Release Party) (with Izaak Opatz)

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Song Premiere: TK & The Holy Know-Nothings' 'Emmanuel'