Margot & the Nuclear So And So's

Chicago, IL

Upheaval can be an excellent creative force, and Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s are the latest proof. The band’s longtime home in Indianapolis was damaged by a fire last summer, they were dropped by Epic, frontman Richard Edwards relocated to Chicago and began writing the third Margot album and much of the band dispersed. Bassist Tyler Watkins and guitarist Erik Kang eventually joined Edwards and, with help from a stellar Chicago guest list, they created Buzzard, a fuzzier, buzzier, more shambling and stripped-down version of Margot’s previous expansive Chamber Pop. It remains to be seen how all this will impact Margot’s live set-up or who will be joining Edwards, Watkins and Kang on their first circuit in support of Buzzard.

You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Adam Duritz is possessed by the spirit of Marc Bolan and finally makes a great album. (Brian Baker)