Margot and the Nuclear So and Sos Sign to Epic Records

Erik Kang from the band just sent me the news. Margot has signed to Epic Records. New album “Animal” out in 2008. I imagine they need a $230 million deal to pay for the 542 people in the band and their bus of magic.

Upcoming shows:

12/7 Lexington, KY The Dame
12/8 Cincinnati, OH Mad Hatter
12/9 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern
12/10 Washington, DC The Black Cat
12/11 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
12/12 Boston, MA Middle East
12/13 New York, NY Mercury Lounge

With all these “bands signing to label” posts it’s like we’re Billboard Industry Magazine. Okay, not really, but you know.

  • I’d like to think this is a good thing, but I can’t help but be skeptical of what the Sony machine will do for a band like Margot.

    The Sony labels are incredibly unfriendly to the blogosphere and do not allow/offer any MP3s from their projects. In fact, I guarantee you that if we would have the band in for another WOXY Lounge Act session that Epic would not allow for the performance to be put online as a podcast because I’ve been down that road with them.

    Case in point: last year I was asked by the label to have in one of their artists for a live session. When I attempted to have our podcast paperwork cleared in advance I was told that we could not offer more than 30 second clips of any of the songs said artist performed at the station. When I explained that wasn’t ‘what we do’, I was told it was the only thing they would allow and I canceled the session.

    A band like Margot needs as many promotional opportunities as possible (especially online) to get their music heard. The powers that be at major labels like Epic have their heads so far up their own asses that they are not flexible when it comes to new media promotion.

    All the same, best of luck to the band! They’re fucking great and I hope that they get the support that they deserve and the label can get their music out there to a wider audience.

  • merkin

    kang, don’t you owe me ten (million) bucks? hearts

  • jones

    The only thing I see this being good for is maybe helping them get on some bigger festivals, songs in a few soundtracks or commercials, bumping up their visibility a little bit. But I think there’s probably plenty of indie labels that would have made more sense..