Rob is taking the week off because Margot And The Nuclear So-and-So‘s are good enough to devote an entire post to.
They play really smooth, indie-influenced alt-country — what Nada Surf’s Let Go would sound like if it was an alt-country album.
“Dress Me Like A Clown”: mp3
“Jen Is Bringing The Drugs”: mp3
“Skeleton Key”: mp3
Buy the record for $9. Can’t beat that.
I don’t think I like this new Strokes record very much. But I didn’t really like the last one either, so it’s par for the course.
This song is pretty awesome, though.
Congrats to Greg for sort of winning the slogan contest. Hey Greg, when are you doing a guest blog/posting ridiculous demos for us?
The Rob Gordon Shuffle is a weekly Sunday rundown of fascinating songs and albums without any particular regard to genre or timeliness. It is absolutely not a top 5.