Margot & The Nuclear So and So's Announce Fourth Disc, "Rot Gut, Domestic", Due Out on March 20th (Mariel Recording Company) ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

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Margot & The Nuclear So and So's Announce Fourth Disc, "Rot Gut, Domestic", Due Out on March 20th (Mariel Recording Company)

Margot & The Nuclear So and So's Announce Fourth Disc, 'Rot Gut, Domestic, Due Out on March 20th (Mariel Recording Company)Margot & The Nuclear So and So's have announced the release of their fourth studio album Rot Gut, Domestic on March 20th, 2012 via their own Mariel Recording Company.

Rot Gut, Domestic is the Nukes' rawest take on their evocative, soaring brand of guitar-centric pop. The album follows in the footsteps of the more brazen, rocking songs that comprised 2010's Buzzard (called "masterpieces of controlled tension" by SPIN) and the first four tracks provide a fittingly booming intro. Opener "Disease Tobacco Free" is a propulsive low-end led rumble; squealing guitars and rough-hewn edges augment the sinister air of "Books About Trains"; "Shannon" is a bleary-eyed and grimy, fuzzy bass stomp; and undulating first single "Prozac Rock" is a modern pop song's frenetic, slightly spooky sister. The swinging, sweetly twisted tale of "A Journalist Falls In Love" and the rolling "Ludlow Junk Hustle" ease the album's pace, and The Nukes still pen some of the most moving, lush songs today, heard here in the gorgeous, sweeping guitar lilt of "Coonskin Cap".

Singer/songwriter Richard Edwards wrote Rot Gut, Domestic over 26 days in Pismo Beach, CA last spring. Plagued by chronic stomach pain, he'd headed to Pismo Beach - which had become a somewhat mythical place for the band, a respite of calm and healing where they'd somehow always been drawn - following the last days of the band's touring around Buzzard. The album 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/engineer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Bill Callahan, The Walkmen). The Nukes churned out these 12 resounding tracks over 10 days in July before Congleton returned to his Dallas, TX studio to mix the album. A full track listing is below.

Margot & The Nuclear So and So's will perform a New Year's Eve show at Deluxe at Amber Room in Indianapolis, IN. A limited edition (500 hand-numbered copies) 7-inch single of "Prozac Rock", which includes non-album track B-side "Fingertips", will be available exclusively at the show. The majority of the copies will be printed in standard black vinyl, while 50 will be white and less than 10 will be multi-colored. Beginning January 1st, any remaining copies will be available first to fans who contributed to the album's PledgeMusic campaign for one week before a wider release via the band's website. The "Prozac Rock" single will also be available digitally beginning January 3rd.

More touring news will be announced soon.

Rot Gut, Domestic track listing:
Disease Tobacco Free
Books About Trains
Prozac Rock
A Journalist Falls In Love
Frank Left
Fisher Of Men
Arvydas Sabonis
Coonskin Cap
Ludlow Junk Hustle
The Devil

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