Indianapolis based Margot & The Nuclear So and Sos have just released their sophomore and junior albums on the same day. The band has been working on the follow up to 2006's fantastic The Dust of Retreat for quite some time. The album, which was referred to as Animal! almost from the start, was finished some months ago but there were differences between the band and their new label (Epic) about which tracks should make up the new album. The band argued for one tracklisting, while Epic pushed for a similar, but different, set of songs. In the end a compromise of sorts was reached and now the band has just released Animal! (their tracklist) and Not Animal (Epic's pick) simultaneously this past Tuesday.
The band suggests you listen to Animal! first as it is their true vision of what the album should be and refer to Not Animal simply as another collection of songs that Epic is releasing. Animal! is available for purchase here on vinyl (apparently the album is not currently available on CD or Itunes and the like. I can only assume this is due to the differences with the label) Not Animal can be purchased here and via the usual digital retailers. Personally, I can't choose which album I like better. My gut makes me gravitate towards Animal! since it is the band's true honest vision of what the album should be, but Not Animal features a couple of tunes I was really hoping would make the new album that are absent from Animal! (namely "Broadripple is Burning" and "The Ocean (Is Bleeding Salt)"). At the end of the day I guess, more than anything, I'm just happy to have so much new Margot to listen to. Check out a couple of tracks from the new album(s) below.
Margot & The Nuclear So and Sos - Hello Vagina
(This one is on both albums)
Margot & The Nuclear So and Sos - Broadripple Is Burning
(just on Not Animal)
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Posted by Danny at 3:35 PM