It seems like lately I’ve been running a bit long in my posts, so I’m going to try to keep this brief.
Poison Control Center, if you don’t know, is an indie-pop outfit straight off the mean streets of Iowa. They play a kind of infectious music that makes you want to dance and sing along til your voice is hoarse and your legs give out.
They feature four songwriters, which seems like it would make for unevenness, but it doesn’t in the slightest. Poison Control Center seem to have a Borg-like collective thought process that produces more cohesiveness than a lot of solo acts do.
I’m featuring two tracks here to preview the different sides of the band. Donald Curtis’ “Yellow Images” is a slow starter about forbidden love that explodes with the same intensity of Wilco’s “At Least That’s What You Said.” The guitars blast us into a fuzzy orbit and when we come in for a landing we’re all mentally and emotionally exhausted. Sorry about the link to the song. It’s just a iTunes preview because I couldn’t find it anywhere to embed or YouTube.
“Make Circle Symphony,” written by guitarist/vocalist Patrick Tape-Fleming, is a bizarre sing-a-long that marries some of the best aspects of The Beatles 4-part harmonies at their most jubilant with a dark edge worthy of Six Feet Under (the metal band, not the show).
If you enjoy either song-and I know you will-come out to Schuba’s on Sunday night.
Doors at 8. Animal City and T’Bone open.