Posted by: Cory | July 7, 2008

Forecastle Preview: Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s – Day 2

Self described Scarf-Rockers, Margot & The Nuclear So And So‘s are playing the 3pm slot at Forecastle. If you recall, I posted about them back in February because they were asking for 3 fans whom they could write a record about. The band takes its name from Gwyneth Paltrow’s character in Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums, and has been known to project sequences from Anderson’s films onstage during their sets, but I wouldn’t expect it in the festival atmosphere of quick tear-downs (and day light). With 8 people centered around a Rhodes piano and a cello and an assortment of other instruments, and with influences like Paul Simon, Rufus Wainwright, Radiohead and probably most apparent, The Arcade Fire, these guys are absolutely known for their live shows.

On their debut album, The Dust in Retreat, Edwards and crew tells a series of cleverly crafted everyman stories that cause you to remember them before ever hearing them, because you can connect to the story being told in a personal way. Their sophomore effort, Animals!, should be around right around their Forecastle slot and hopefully will be officially released by that day, but regardless they’ve been playing songs from the new album during live shows for some time now.

Margot and The Nuclear So & So’s – Skeleton Key
Margot and The Nuclear So & So’s – Vampires in Blue Dresses



  1. These guys are top. Saw ’em at UK last year. I will try hard to not miss them.

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