After five years in action, the Ann Arbor-based funk outfit Third Coast Kings finally commits its infectiously enjoyable sound to record, and the result is a collection of tight, deliciously slippery grooves. Although vocalist Sean Ike does some fine work here, instrumental and vocal-accompanied tracks go just about tit for tat. Many of the Kings trained as pros, and they play like it. We’d go for a full-on four-star rating if not for the fact that a recording just can’t quite capture TCK’s live power (or Ike’s killer showmanship). Go see their show. You’ll thank us later.
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