"Poster Children" are an indie rock band from Champaign, Illinois. They were founded in 1987 and have issued eight studio albums. Known for their strong Do-It-Yourself ethic, the band members continue to drive their own tour bus, create their own artwork and T-shirt designs, and operate their own record label. Poster Children were also pioneers in several forms of electronic technology relating to performance art, including enhanced CDs, webcasts, and blogs. Former members of this band were in Hum.
Poster Children have also released electronic music albums under the name "Salaryman".
Rick Valentin and Rose Marshack met in the mid-eighties at the University of Illinois, forming several start-up bands despite Marshack's lack of experience. In 1987 the two met Shannon Drew and the Poster Children were born. They began selling their demo tape on cassette and playing clubs all over the Midwest. The following year, the band recorded 15-songs that would end up on Flower Plower at the Chicago Recording Company. In 1989, the band met with legendary recording engineer Steve Albini to record five more songs. A vinyl version of Flower Plower was released that year on th...
|years active||1987 – present|
|country||Champaign, Illinois, United States|
|music genre||Alternative rock|
|current members||(left to right) Jim Valentin, Matt Friscia, Rose Marshack, Rick Valentin|