Indianapolis based alternative rock band Margot and Nuclear So and So's must have latched onto my earrings to have pulled my ears to a new group of friends that shared with me the band’s album Not Animal. Its compelling sounds of soft female voices along side the ever longing voice of Richard Edwards are driven beneath booming drum beats, violin, cello, guitar and lap steel guitar to create the alternative rock/ folk music that is this band. My favorite song is “Broadripple Is Burning.” However, next to that I would suggest “Pages Written On A Wall.”
With numerous albums under their belt, this group has certainly made a lasting impression on musicians such as myself who pursue folk rock music for a living. Do not be under the impression that this album is a sweet love story. Love is a part of most every musician’s portfolio, but what drives this album is its more painful images of “huffing paint” and “hanging from a rope, I will haunt you like a ghost.”
These lyrics portray a depth of emotion that however sad it may be, I am elated to share them with you. I’d like to think that this article may serve as inspiration for the musicians of this generation in some way. This is no paradigm shift in the way people view music, but it is definitely a step forward for the alternative folk rock genre, in my opinion. Check out one of their eight albums if this article compels you to in any way. I cannot stress enough the beauty of this music!