There is something remarkable and impressive about a band that can constantly strive to make new and better music, to evolve its sound, and at the same time retain a host of loyal fans while generating new ones. Hat's off to the remarkable Margot and the Nuclear So and So's. After making major changes within the band, Richard Edwards and his now 6-piece set out to give us Buzzard, a new album out today. While I loved the bells and whistles of older Margot days, I personally prefer this new, whittled down sound. We get to enjoy clean, focused rock sounds combined with honest and relatable lyrics. The result is a hugely enjoyable band, one that you wont have to convince anyone to love. Margot makes it easy. "Claws Off" and "Will You Love Me Forever" are personal favorites, while "Birds" is clearly a standout, but explore for yourself.
Sunday night, Lincoln Hall hosted the band for an early-ish all ages set that satisfied new and old fans alike. Mixing in favorites like "Talking in Code" with a healthy dose of new Buzzard works, everyone left happy and impressed. I've noticed lately in my live show circuit that not every band can muster the stage presence and ability to entertain that others can. I'm not sure if Margot and the Nuclear So and So's are very practiced or very gifted (both?), but they give a show worth watching. It was refreshing to see a band who clearly enjoys what they do but also genuinely cares that their audience is having just as good a time. The band is on a marathon tour as we speak, so check here for tour dates and don't miss out.