Poison Control Center “Being Gone”
In addition to being one of the most fun live bands in the Midwest (or anywhere for that matter), Poison Control Center are the band (in addition to Plants and Animals) that I always try to turn fellow music fans on to. Their debut full length,the immensely enjoyable A Collage of Impressions, was a record which I thought was massivelyunderrated in the last few years since it was released. After seeing them play in half empty rooms and sensing they weren’t gaining the traction they deserved, I wasn’t sure if LP2 would ever even get a chance to be made, let alone released, so I was more than a little surprised and excited by an email the other day about their soon to be released second record. The disc, titled Sad Sour Future, was preceded by the first single “Being Gone,” which re-introduces the bands brainy, Pavement and Archers of Loaf influenced slacker rock that they do so well. While I am not so sure about the mid song sax solo, I am just happy to hear them back and am really enjoying the groups impressive follow up. A full album review will be coming soon and one can only hope they will make many more visits to their adoptive home to the north (they are from Ames, IA) for some shows here in Minneapolis.