Sling Shot to Heaven, the fifth studio album from Margot & The Nuclear So and So's, is set for release on Mariel Recordings Company April 22. The band has confirmed a nationwide tour this spring. See below for more details.
Sling Shot to Heaven was recorded in the studio that the band built a decade ago with the advance received from their debut album, The Dust of Retreat. The entirety of the new release was recorded on 2" tape and produced by the band. Consistent with their successful approach of self-releasing music since 2008's Animal! / Not Animal (Epic), Sling Shot to Heaven will be released on the band's own label, Mariel Recording Company. Edwards' goal for the band's fifth album was to "make a record that came across like a sci-fi dream about my decade of touring and making records obsessively while slowly becoming an adult, or at least something vaguely resembling one."
Margot & The Nuclear So and So's formed in Indianapolis in 2004 as an umbrella under which a rotating group of friends could come together to record Edwards' vast array of songs. They still travel in the black United school bus that they bought with that first advance and converted into a mobile home, complete with nine very hard wooden bunks. They remain as prolific as ever, recording an album a year since starting Mariel Recording Company in 2010, as well as releasing three 7"s, an EP, and three vinyl re-issues during the same span of time. The band members currently reside in Chicago and Indianapolis.
MARGOT AND THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO'S TOUR DATES
WITH KATE MYERS
April 25 Pontiac, MI Pike Room at Crofoot *
April 26 Columbus, OH The Basement
April 27 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
April 29 Boston, MA Middle East *
April 30 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church *
May 2 Hamden, CT The Space *
May 3 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom *
May 5 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel *
May 6 Carrboro, NC Local 506 *
May 7 Atlanta, GA Masquerade *
May 9 Nashville, TN Exit/In
May 10 Newport, KY Southgate House Revival
* with Empires
Photo Credit: Megan Connelly