The Bride on the Boxcar: A Decade of Margot Rarities 2004-2014

The Bride on the Boxcar: A Decade of Margot Rarities 2004-2014

by Margot & the Nuclear So and So'sMargot & the Nuclear So and So's


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Marking the 11th anniversary of the band, Joyful Noise Recordings presents an expansive five-LP collection of previously unreleased songs, demos, and alternate takes by songwriter Richard Edwards' outfit Margot & the Nuclear So and So's. The Bride on the Boxcar: A Decade of Margot Rarities 2004-2014 offers a full album's worth of outtakes from each of the group's five full-length records to date: Hybristophilia (The Dust of Retreat rarities), Panic Attacks (Low Level Bummer) (Animal!/Not Animal rarities), Now, Let's Risk Our Feathers (Buzzard rarities), Dark Energy in the Spotlight (Rot Gut, Domestic rarities), and You Look Like the Future, Baby (Sling Shot to Heaven rarities). The set also arrives after Edwards' 31st birthday, making it representative of his twenties. Gems among the previously unreleased songs -- and there are more unreleased songs than previously released ones -- include the very first track of the compilation, a tender acoustic duet called "Lost at Sea," and the lovely, regret-seeped rock tune "Lost on 49th St," also from Hybristophilia. That album also features a much more vulnerable (and arguably better if not cleanly ended) demo version of "On a Freezing Chicago Street." Animal!/Not Animal cuts include a winning, grittier, electric guitar-guided version of "Broadripple Is Burning" (a "Living Room Version" appears later) and the unreleased "If Ya Wanna Go Out [Demo]," a sweet and catchy acoustic-guitar ditty ("If you wanna go out, I'll go/But I'd rather stay home, sleep in my bed, smoke cigarettes"). The genial ballad "As Beautiful as Ever" probably didn't belong on the rock-minded Buzzard but still deserves an airing, and a quiet cover of Jules Shear's "All Through the Night" (made popular by Cyndi Lauper) from the Rot Gut, Domestic rarities surprises with its fragility. A nihilistic love song packaged as breezy AM pop, "Bummer" is a standout from the Sling Shot to Heaven rarities and of the whole collection ("I'm gonna love you 'til the big one hits"). At 58 tracks, The Bride on the Boxcar is a lot of Margot, so it's really for devoted fans who want as much of the band's material as they can get. Having said that, Edwards' intimate lyrics and singer/songwriter disposition sit beautifully on the stripped-down production of the majority of the demos and some alternate versions, and the abundance of "new" songs will make it worth the investment for anyone on the fence.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/14/2016
Label: Joyful Noise Records
UPC: 0714270690198
catalogNumber: 69019
Rank: 161787

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Margot & the Nuclear So and So's   Primary Artist
Brian Deck   Percussion,Drums
Vess Ruhtenberg   Guitar
Jon Rogers   Vocals
Cameron McGill   Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Lily   Vocals
Devon Ashley   Drums
Heidi Gluck   Bass,Keyboards,Vocals
Richard Edwards   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Chris Fry   Drums
Andy Fry   Guitar,Vocals
Emily Watkins   Keyboards,Vocals
Tyler Watkins   Bass,Vocals
Casey Tennis   Percussion
Ashley White   Keyboards,Vocals
Eric Kang   Guitar
Kristen Reilly   Vocals
Kenny Childers   Guitar,Vocals
Erik Kang   Guitar,Strings
Ronnie Kwasman   Guitar,Noise
Madeleine   Vocals
Jessie Lee   Cello,Vocals
Megan Edwards   Vocals

Technical Credits

David Bowie   Composer
Jules Shear   Composer
Kurt Cobain   Composer
Brian Deck   Producer,Liner Notes
Greg Dulli   Liner Notes
Mark Linkous   Composer
Rhett Miller   Liner Notes
John Congleton   Engineer,Liner Notes
Tom de Savia   Liner Notes
Richard Edwards   Composer
Tyler Watkins   Engineer
Stacy Novak   Paintings
Neil Strauch   Engineer
Kevin Show   Liner Notes
Bean Show   Liner Notes
Rot Gut   Producer,Engineer

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