Music: The Poison Control Center

If there are other great Rock bands wandering around in the flat expanse of Iowa, we would love to hear the evidence. On the basis of the infectious and wildly diverse Stranger Ballet, it’s clear that The Poison Control Center means there’s at least one

If there are other great Rock bands wandering around in the flat expanse of Iowa, we would love to hear the evidence. On the basis of the infectious and wildly diverse Stranger Ballet, it’s clear that The Poison Control Center means there’s at least one — and a bloody great one at that.

After releasing an EP (Glory Us) and a full-length (A Collage of Impressions) in 2007, the Ames quartet scored some impressive opening slots, warming up for Head of Femur, The Heavenly States and Apples in Stereo. The following year, PCC’s individual songwriters — Patrick Fleming, Devin Frank, Joe Terry and former drummer Donald Curtis — spent well over a year trading demos until they took over three dozen songs into an ancient Mississippi schoolhouse and recorded the band’s double-length sophomore magnum opus, Sad Sour Future, which was released to almost freakishly positive press last May (a 7.4 from Pitchfork … really?).

The Poison Control Center plays MOTR Pub Monday with The Dandybeards. Go here to read Brian Baker's full Sound Advice.


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