Poison Control Center

Recently I got to spend an afternoon with Poison Control Center shooting a cover for Yellowbrick Magazine + shooting some promo images for their new album “Sad Sour Future.” PCC has toured the country and played with huge names including The Flaming Lips (they have a similar sound, but unique in a fantastically charming way) and you should listen to their tunage here, or buy their albums here!One of the best things about PCC is that they’re up for anything and it’s hard to not have a fun time when you’re with them. This sums it up better than words (thank you Willhoit for shooting the video clips!):

Poison Control Center for Yellowbrick from Dan McClanahan on Vimeo.

The cover photo is remaining top secret until Yellowbrick Issue 5 drops next month so be sure pick up a free copy at a Hot Topic/Guitar Center/music venue near you to see the final product. Our local music scene has never been better and Yellowbrick is at the forefront of it. If you’ve never picked up a copy, I strongly encourage you to check it out and support it as it grows. (plus every issue comes with free mp3’s)! Here are some favorite stills from the shoot, starting with our tinfoil robot theme…

…then we headed across the street to Hotel Fort Des Moines and got downright artsy fartsy… …and ending up playing with my new Canon G11 + underwater housing at a local indoor pool (with clothes on)…

It’s shoots like this that make photography feel like the greatest job in the world, maybe only second to being a professional ice-cream taster and/or civil war re-enactment enthusiast (if you are either of these, please call me and lets hang out).

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