Photography by llparazitell…
Oh where oh where could my Margots have gone?
Oh where oh where could they be?
I don’t know, but I’d sure like to know. Band member change-ups, new sounds, new attitude, yet you still call yourself Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s? Change is good, change is bad, I just need change I can believe in! Hope & change! Brother, can you spare me a quarter?
Look… no one is as big a fan as genre-shifters as I am, my love & respect for bands who for-go success or “giving them what they want” in order to follow their hearts and souls knows no bounds. I get it. So, when word came down the pipe that things changed over at Margot’s nuclear headquarters, I pulled back, opened my mind, and waited to see just what would course its way down my ear canals..
Well, it’s different. Not like “hey, are they doing rap?” different, no, it’s just a bit harder, a bit (Ooo… I hate this word) “edgier”, no, I can’t live with that word, let’s say “more aggressive”. Yeah, that’s better. There’s noise. Don’t remember that before. Everything starts off so coy with “Birds” until them electric guitars peel in and BRAM-BRAM-B-B-BRAM-BRAM into your head as they repeat the lyrics over and over. Yeah, they still got that slight Michael Penn kinda thing on a few songs, like “Lunatic Lunatic Lunatic”, even after the drum spilling, hey lets get a full band on this part, of the song. But for the most part, things are agitated.
This isn’t a tender, have on in the background album, this one requires a little volume and attention, if not, you may be tempted to turn it down or off completely. I think it warrants some of your time. It may not be Margot to your liking, but then again, if we were all the same, all the time, that might not be very interesting either.
I’m in. But judge for yourself!
2 Let’s Paint Our Teeth Green
3 New York City Hotel Blues
4 Claws Off
5 Will You Love Me Forever?
6 Tiny Vampire Robot
7 Your Lower Back
8 Freak Flight Speed 5
9 My Baby (Cares for the Animals)
10 Lunatic, Lunatic, Lunatic
11 Earth to Aliens, What Do You Want?
12 I Do