August 2021

Margot and the Nuclear So & So’s: A Bandwagon to Jump On

By no means do I consider myself a know-it-all in the hipster music scene, but I have friends who are. And when I was introduced to a song by Margot and the Nuclear So & So’s via mixtape, I was certainly glad to have those friends. The Indiana-based band consists of 6 members who use the bass, violin, drums, harmonica, and other instruments against a catchy percussion beat and haunting vocal harmonies. The resulting sound transitions easily from slow ballad to fast rock, is often dreamlike, and always dynamic. Their fifth CD, Buzzard, will be released September 21st, so while I might have been slow to jump on their bandwagon, I have jumped on it none-the-less. It’s not hard to find yourself in their songs, particularly if you are a lover of indie folk music or rock like me, a birthright of my half-Southern heritage. So, thank you hipster friends, because I, for one, am sold. —Kelly Tokarz

Download Not Animal by Margot and the Nuclear So & So’s, $7.99, at iTunes