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Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s

Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s

Friday, April 6

Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s have been just as productive, or maybe even more productive than their Canadian counterparts the Arcade Fire and Broken Social Scene in making baroque indie-pop records in the past five years, so it’s a wonder why they haven’t met the same kind of popularity. The band from Indianapolis, Indiana capture a genuine sense of suburban depression, nostalgia, and teenage regret on songs like “Broadripple Is Burning” and “Skeleton Key,” that the previously mentioned kings of indie-rock have built their careers on, but Margot have not met the same kind mainstream exposure. Instead, they’ve built a cult-like following. The reason is partly due to the band’s refusal to bow down to the wants of a major record label—specifically Epic Records—choosing instead to self-release their last two albums, Buzzard and their latest album Rot Gut, Domestic on their own record label, Mariel Recordings. This isn’t the move of a band who is tapped-out or that has been dismissed by label execs, it’s the move of a band who chose artistic integrity over arena tours. Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s will come to Babeville’s Ninth Ward on Friday (April 6) with support from Writer. —cory perla

7pm. Babeville’s Ninth Ward, 341 Delaware Ave. (852-3835 / babevillebuffalo.com). $12 advance, $14 day of show.