Poison Control Center
SONG THAT GOT US: “Glory Us”
ON THE TUBES: MySpace, Web site, YouTube
RECORD LABEL: Afternoon
WHY THEM? People like to crap on the most revered rock of the ’90s for not being a fraction as fun as the worst pop of the ’80s, but we had some good times back then, right? Lucky for us, groups like the Poison Control Center exist to remind everyone that a slavish adherence to the doctrines of Pavement, etc., can still lead to infectious somersaulting giddiness. The PCC literally burst with enthusiastic abandon, able to toss in VU-like guitar strangulations into head-bobbing froth-fests like “Glory Us” and “Ride the Thunder” in such a way that to listen and attempt to stand motionless with arms crossed is an exercise in grumpy futility.
BONUS BIT! The band occasionally gets e‑mails “from people trying to figure out what to do when their child swallowed some sort of chemical."