Margot & the Nuclear So and So's Share Lost Gem From New Box Set: Exclusive Premiere

Margot & the Nuclear So and Sos
Megan Edwards

Margot & the Nuclear So and Sos

Midwestern indie pop troupe Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s are celebrating a decade-plus of existence that’s seen five full-length albums. Now with Joyful Noise Recordings, the band is releasing a box set on Dec. 4 that features a career-spanning collection of unreleased album tracks, demos, bedroom recordings, and alternate versions. 

Billboard is excited to premiere one of the tracks from The Bride on the Boxcar - A Decade of Margot Rarities: 2004-2014. It’s the living room version of "Broadripple is Burning,” a track from 2008’s Not Animal! Check it out below:

Not Animal! and its sister album Animal! were both released by Margot through Epic Records in 2008. The band and the label disagreed over which songs to include on the major label debut sophomore record, and the two parties eventually agreed to release two albums. Not Animal!, from which ”Broadripple” originates, was the more Epic-approved release. This new version was recorded in 2014. 

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Margot frontman Richard Edwards shares the following message regarding the five-album box set: 

I see these five Margot records as one story -- a weirdo who was (is) obsessed with songwriting, trying to get through his twenties. I’m 31 now and I’m onto a new, different kind of record. But those Margot records are my twenties. The box set feels like an audio version of the zillion notebooks I’ve written those records in. Some of the ideas are relatively fully formed; some are just little germs. You can see the different -- perhaps better -- ways each album could’ve come together. Maybe it takes away a little bit from the magic, but I was always one to watch the special features on laserdiscs. Mostly though, I hope it’s the ultimate thank you to that small army of kids whose zealous love for this band has kept it going. That’s not just bullshit fan fluffury. I meet these kids, and they’re 20 and shit. These lil’ fuckers were 10 when that first record came out. Geez Louise.

Geez Louise, indeed. Check out this trailer for the new release:

Pre-orders are available here.

Margot’s last studio album was 2014’s Sling Shot to Heaven, released through its own Mariel Recording Company. 


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