Good news time, finally. In the midst of all the breakups and whatnot, it's nice to see a cool, under-appreciated band that never quite hit it reuniting to give things a second shot. A few years back, Margot was one of a handful of mind-blowing bands that (briefly, at least) turned H-town into Texas Spacerock Heaven, up there with Antarctica Starts Here, Storms Threaten To Destroy, and the sole survivors of that scene's depressing crash, Austin/Houston crew Co-Pilot. When Margot called it quits, it felt like the nail in the coffin.
Happily, though, the guys in the band are now back. Here's the official statement from the band:
After over 2 years of silence, we’re thrilled to announce that Margot is back in action. Admittedly, we all thought that Margot was dead once and for all, but like Freddy Krueger or Jason Voorhees, she refuses to die.
So, why has Margot been gone for so long? In a word, "life." From getting married and having kids to just being lazy old men, any number of reasons can be attributed to the lengthy break. But what’s important now is the break is over and we’re ready to make up for lost time.
To make the comeback, the band's playing their first show in two years this coming Saturday, August 22nd, at The Mink with aforementioned pals Co-Pilot (who, by the way, are pretty damn great in their own right) and Austinites Closet Drama.
And to make things even cooler, the Margot boys are offering all of their 2006 release, I Want To Be What Destroyed the Dinosaurs, free for download by anybody who wants to check it out. Then or now, it's a sweet, skyward-pointing chunk of Explosions in the Sky-meets-Mineral post-emo atmospherics, so this is a fun freebie. Click here to grab it for yourself, then check out the real thing live Saturday.
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