“Hello, San Francisco” is the lead-off track from the upcoming album, “Sling Shot To Heaven,” by Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s. The 5th full-length release by the band will be available this spring, April 22nd, 2014.
As indicated by ‘San Francisco’s‘ sneak peak listen, ‘Sling Shot‘ is a coming of age exercise in pop songwriting by Richard Edwards with restrained execution by its players. The musical details are warm and inviting this time around compared to the last two records (Buzzard / Rot) where much of Margot’s prettier pop melodies were disguised in pop fuzz, distortion and teenage angst–albeit, intentional.
‘San Francisco’s‘ longing for somewhere n’ something else without losing sight of the past and present marks much of the mood on Margot’s forthcoming release. It’s been spinning around the house, office, and car like a snowstorm soundtrack on standby. Each song reflecting the beauty of a midwestern fall with the anxious arrival of another cruel winter. (Is this really where we want to be tomorrow?) To paraphrase descriptions of Margot’s past work, it’s panic pop achieved to it’s fullest.
Until spring, take a listen above and share.
Read our interview with Margot songwriter, Richard Edwards, from December of 2011, before the release of “Rot Gut, Domestic.”
– Andy Whorehall