Artist: Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s
Album: Rot Gut Domestic
Just when you think you know a band, they throw you a curve ball. That’s exactly what this song was when it hit our ears ahead of their latest release, Rot Gut Domestic. Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s are showing us a very different side of their music repertoire.
The guitars are fuzzed-out and grungy, the vocals are highly distorted and practically snarled in delivery. Half in love and half in loathing, lead singer Richard Edwards explains his mixed emotions about Shannon. The atmosphere of the song has a certain 90s alternative feel to it, feeling like a drunk creepy neighbor of Toadies’ “Possum Kingdom.” Don’t be scared off by the musical comparison though, it takes in those elements, but only in the most satisfying way.
Of course their last album Buzzard hinted at a move in this direction with songs like “Let’s Paint Our Teeth Green” but this is a fully realized electric sound compared to their humble, folky beginnings.
If you’ve never listened to Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s, then please enjoy this first taste. Not every song sounds like this, but regardless they’re a fantastic band that deserves the attention and listening of every lover of indie rock.
Jarad Matula | Senior Writer