3:01 Pick Me Up: Zolty Cracker

Unless you have the good fortune to be unemployed or working as a ditch-digger, 3 p.m. is the cruelest time of the workday. The morning latte has worn off, and the post-lunch crash has you desperately reaching for the J. Peterman Urban Sombrero. To get you through the rest of the afternoon, you have a choice. You can raid the vending machine for an old-fashioned (not to mention life-shortening) white-sugar injection. Or you can kick-start your heart by cueing up one of the over-adrenalized videos we carefully hand-select each weekday at 3:01 p.m. If the following clip doesn’t bring you temporarily back to life, chances are you’re dead inside. Now plug in those earphones and fucking crank it.

Today's offering: '90s Vancouver trio Zolty Cracker were a humble underground success that briefly threatened to go places around 1995 with the release of their album Go Please Stay and a European tour to boot. In short, they were all unique, from guitarist and vocalist Gilles Zolty to bassist Annie Wilkinson to standing part-convention, part-Djembe hitting drummer Wayne Adams. But despite the gritty little sound and musical talent, they went their separate ways, alas. The video is also a historical artifact, showing off a piece of Mount Pleasant in the mid-'90s.