We examine an unusual phenomenon where, in tilted magnetic fields near magic angles parallel to crystallographic planes, a "giant" resonant Nernst signal has been observed by Wu et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 056601 (2003)PRLTAO0031-900710.1103/PhysRevLett.91.056601] in the metallic state of an organic conducting Bechgaard salt. We show that this effect appears to be a general feature of these materials and is also present in the field-induced spin density wave phase with even larger amplitude. Our results place conditions on any model that treats the metallic state as a state with finite Cooper pairing.