Some bands have interesting geographies. Knola just happens to be one of them. This band was formed after the storied (if oft-overlooked careers) of emo’s second string — The Exploration, Midwest Pen Pals — and hard-edged cult classics XERXES and WIlliam Bonney. As such, its point of origin can’t be traced to a specific scene cluster or genre convention, but multiple points of convergence. If one were to suggest an allegiance based on title alone, the collective’s debut LP, To The Rhythm, emphasizes melody over monstrosity.