The Poison Control Center
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The Poison Control Center

Ames, Iowa, United States | INDIE

Ames, Iowa, United States | INDIE
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"Read tons of press for the Poison Control Center here" - Lots of publishers


"Sad Sour Future" (2010 Afternoon Records
#54 CMJ TOPT 200
7.4 on Pitchforkmedia

"A Collage of Impressions" (2007 Afternoon Records)
#78 CMJ TOP 200 (10.9.07) / #8 CMJ TOP 20 ADDs (9.18.07)

"Kennedy" (2005 Bi-Fi Records)

"Give It A Try" Digital Ep (2008 Afternoon Records)
"Make Love A Star EP" Digital Only (2008 Afternoon Records)
"Glory Us" (2007, Afternoon Records)
"the GO-GO Music Show" (2001, Bi-Fi Records)
"Paisley and Twee" (2004, Bi-Fi Records/Happy Happy Birthday to Me Records) out of print
"Unreleased, Out of Print and Out of Tune" (2004, self-released tour only EP)

"Did They Live Happily Ever After" (2005, Popgun Recordings)

7inch Singles
"Give It A Try" (2008 Afternoon Records)
"Split with Apples in Stereo" (2008 HHBTM)
"Bedtime for the Little Kids" (2001, Bi-Fi Records) out of print
"Little N Marie U" - split with Lake Holiday (2003, Bi-Fi Records)
"Wake Up Waco" -6 song Tour Single (2005 Self-Released)

"Des Moines Music Online" (2000) out of print
"CRS Presents Old Adventures in Bi-Fi" (2000, Bi-Fi Records/Chicken Scratch Records) out of print
"Iowa Green Party - This is what Democracy Sounds Like" (2002) out of print
"Ames Area Music Comp" "Grabbing Melodies" (2002) out of print
"the Date Tape" (2003, Gabe and Lizeth Records)
"Happy Happy Birthday to Me Vol. 3" (2004, HHBTM Records) out of print
"Homemade Hits Vol. 2" (2005, Kittrige Records)
"the Spirit of Discovery" (2006, Guessing Game Records)
"Rycycle the Throwaways" (
"Here We Go" Des Moines Music Coalition (DMMC 2006)
"Under the Microscope Vol. 3" 515 Crew
"Rycycle the Throwaways Vol. 2" (
"Rycycle the Throwaways Vol 3"
HAPPY Happy B-day to Me Vol. 4



To say that the Poison Control Center's Sad Sour Future is one of the finest albums you will hear this year is such a misguided response to its soaring ambition that we might as well pack it in right now.

Over 2008 and into 2009, the band's four members living in four different cities tethered their relationship by periodically exchanging a demo-of-the-day to document their daily life. During a week in May of 2009, these four songwriters hauled over 40 songs a collective 1500 miles from their respective homes to a turn of the century schoolhouse on the Mississippi River filled with analog recording equipment.
The result is a double-album encompassing the motions and emotions of separation, loss, and the struggles of leaving your 20�s behind and growing older in your own skin, this from a band described as "dynamic, versatile, and just a little bit frightening." (KEXP).

Being here now where we are constantly engaged in external input, Sad Sour Future considers that our hearts are not made of gold and we should ignore this bombardment of information generated by others and look at ourselves, being weary of our future. At each track the album is a page turn in a book giving you new perspective about life, language, being lonely, being unlonely, and feeling death, until you can ultimately feel your birth. Sad Sour Future doesn't merely tug at heartstrings, it holds on tight, threatening to snap them by the end, a 71-minute experience.

Seeing the band live has always been an out of hand interactive adventure. Whether the band is sharing the stage with Apples In Stereo on tour, at a festival opening for the Flaming Lips or Public Enemy, or just in humid basement at your buddy�s house! That sweaty element of real danger finds its way on to the grooves of Sad Sour Future.

Teaming up again with indie powerhouse, Afternoon Records (Warner Music Group), the Poison Control Center�s Sad Sour Future will be hitting stores April 27, 2010.

Angular, distortion-kissed indie rockers the Poison Control Center came together in the early 2000s Hailing from the college town of Ames, IA, the Poison Control Center gained a strong local following in the early 2000s with an intelligent garage rock sound that nodded to influences like Archers of Loaf and Guided by Voices and welcomed comparisons to contemporaries like Tapes 'n Tapes and the Subjects. In the seven-year period between 2001 and 2008, the group independently released several EPs and singles, toured the U.S.,(played over 300 shows) made 4 appearances at the CMJ Music Marathon, have been featured on NPR, Pitchfork, Daytrotter, etc and eventually found a home on the Minneapolis-based label Afternoon Records. Their debut full-length, A Collage of Impressions, was released in the fall of 2007 the album charted on CMJ.

Other highlights are
7.4 on Pitchfork Media
write ups in Magnet, Spin, Pitchfork!
Kexp Song of the Day "Make Love A Star"
CMJ/Sonic Bids Artist of the Week
Spind Artist of the Week
the Current Song of the Day- "Glory US"
KEXP Live Session
My Old Kentucky Blog Live Session
Hear Ya Live Session

The band iwent on tour with the Apples In Stereo in the summer of 2008 and in 2009
were picked by the Boston Phoenix as the one of the country's top 50 new bands!
The band also did a set recently that featured Bob Nastanovich of Pavement performing a Pavement classic, "TWO STATES"