Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Margot & The Nuclear So and So's To Release "Animal" on 7/29

Indianapolis' Margot & the Nuclear So and So's debut album, The Dust of Retreat, was one of my favorite albums of 2006 (although it technically came out in 2005).

The band has been working on its followup to that album for more than a year now. If memory serves, they announced the name for the new album - Animal - late last Spring, and went into the studio to start recording last Summer. I'm not sure exactly what happened in those sessions, but the band ended up going on the road last Fall without a finished album, and apparently regrouped in the studio this Spring to finish the album.

And, thankfully, the album is now complete, and will be coming out on... err... the Epic label on July 29th. I in fact did not know (or at least did not remember) until writing that last sentence that the band had signed a major label deal. Maybe that explains the new studio sessions. (In fact, they have even more studio time in June for work on album #3.)

Anyway, the band has a ton of dates coming up in the Western half of the U.S., and is starting to announce a few shows here in the East. They pulled a good size crowd here in DC last fall, so hopefully we'll be getting a DC date announced soon.

M&TNSAS Tour Dates

5/6 - Springfield MO / Randy Bacon Gallery
5/7 - St. Louis MO / Lucas School House
5/9 - Madison WI / Stage Door
5/10 - Milwaukee WI / Mad Planet
5/12 - St. Paul MN / The Turf Club
5/13 - Omaha NE / The Waiting Room
5/14 - Lawrence KS / Jackpot Saloon
5/16 - Denver CO / Larimer Lounge
5/17 - Salt Lake City UT / Kilby Court
5/20 - Seattle WA / Chop Suey
5/21 - Portland OR / Doug Fir Lounge
5/23 - San Francisco CA / The Independent
5/24 - Los Angeles CA / The Echo
5/26 - San Diego CA / The Casbah
5/27 - Tucson AZ / Solar Culture
5/28 - Phoenix AZ / Rhythm Room
5/30 - Austin TX / Emo's (Inside stage)
5/31 - Denton TX / Rubber Gloves
7/26 - Louisville KY / The Forecastle Festival
7/28 - New York NY / The Bowery Ballroom
8/2 - Chicago IL / Lollapalooza
8/8 - Boston MA / Middle East Downstairs

Animal Tracklist
1. At the carnival
2. German Motor Car
3. I am a lightning rod
4. Mariel's bad dream.
5. Love song for a Schubas bartender
6. A children's crusade on acid
7. There's talk of mineshafts (act two begins, mariel accepts her fate)
8. The shivers (I gotz 'em)
9. Cold, kind, and lemon eyes
10. O' what a nightmare!
11. My baby (shoots her mouth off)
12. Real Naked Girls.

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