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The Know How
Happy Robot (Jump! Up Records)

By: Alex Steininger

Produced by Less Than Jake's Derron Nuhfer quirky ska-rock band The Know How deliver a mish-mash record with Happy Robot, a record that blends energetic ska with half-hearted modern rock and slightly audible punk. Coming across as a watered down ska-punk band, or a loose, youthful ska-pop band, The Know How lack strong pop hooks or strong punk, making the ska the only selling point. However, the ska gets bogged down underneath the muddy rock and loses itself in the mesh, resulting in a record that is hard to listen to, coming across more as a demo than a full-length. I'll give it a C-.
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