|Margot and The Nuclear So and So’s' fourth LP “Rot Gut, Domestic” landed in stores yesterday via the band’s own Mariel Recording Company. The album, of which Spotifypremiered a full stream last week, can also now be heard in its entirety for the week viaAOL Music’s Spinner: music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/spinner#/2. On Monday, Spinner premiered the band’s BAILOUT pictures-directed new video for album track “Shannon”, which can now be seen here as well: vimeo.com/38364143.
Margot will head out on a six week long tour at the end of next week, launching the eastbound first leg on March 31st at the sold out CD101 Side A festival in Columbus, OH, and wrapping up April 21st at The Masquerade (downstairs) in Atlanta, GA. After a two and half week break, the band will return to the road to hit the western half of the US and Canada beginning May 10th at the High Noon Saloon in Madison, WI. A full itinerary – which includes an April 11th show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY and a May 23rd performance at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles, CA – is below.
“Rot Gut, Domestic” is Margot’s rawest take on their evocative, soaring brand of guitar-centric pop, following in the footsteps of the more brazen, rocking songs that comprised 2010′s Buzzard. Plagued by chronic stomach pain, singer/songwriter Richard Edwards wrote the album over 26 days in Pismo Beach, CA last spring, following the last days of touring around Buzzard. “Rot Gut, Domestic” was conceived as the second installment of the band’s ‘panic pop’ trilogy, Edwards composing a new set of songs about Midwestern fringe characters set to his skewed version of the pop music on which he was raised. Upon returning to his current hometown of Chicago, IL, Edwards and the rest of the band headed into Electrical Audio studio with producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Bill Callahan, The Walkmen), churning out these 12 resounding tracks over 10 days in July.