Post Animal Share First Single ‘Ralphie’

Post Animal by Pooneh Ghana
Post Animal by Pooneh Ghana

Chicago neo-psych rock band Post Animal recently signed to Polyvinyl Record Co., and today they announce their incredible forthcoming debut album entitled When I Think Of You In A Castle. The product of six friends exploring their affinity for slick riffs, pop hooks, and psychedelic flourishes, When I Think Of You In A Castle is a record that almost didn’t get made. “Before this album, we weren’t sure what the future of the band was going to look like. I was considering moving to Los Angeles and Joe [Keery] was off filming Stranger Things. We didn’t know where we were all going but we knew we wanted to make an album with all of us in the same room,” explains drummer Wesley Toledo. When the band – comprised of friends from childhood, the local music scene, and hometown burger joints – found the time to go to a lake house in Michigan to record, magic happened and When I Think Of You In A Castle was born. The album will be released on April 20th via Polyvinyl.

Post Animal have made a name for themselves as one of Chicago’s most exciting up-and-coming bands, having toured with the likes of Twin Peaks, Wavves, and White Reaper. To celebrate their debut album the band will embark on a headlining U.S. tour, including festival plays at Bonnaroo, SXSW and Shaky Knees. See below to find a show near you.

The album’s first single ‘Ralphie’ finds guitarist Joe Keery and bassist Dalton Allison trading lead vocals. Though Post Animal’s live shows have long proven that swirling riffs are the band’s bread-and-butter, it’s earworms like this that show how easily they can churn out an infectious pop melody. Listen to the song now, and read Post Animal’s statement below about their friend and bandmate Joe Keery.

“In early 2015, Joe joined our band and quickly became one of our best friends. He’s played a vital role in Post Animal and the creation of every musical release we’ve had or planned thus far, including his vocals and guitar work on When I Think Of You In A Castle. It comes as no surprise that our incredibly talented Joe has found success in other artistic endeavors, and for that reason he is no longer an active touring member of Post Animal. We plan to create more magic with him in the future as our fondness for musical collaboration remains strong.

On that note, we hope you enjoy ‘Ralphie,’ and we are excited to share more music with you in the coming months.

With love and dedication,
Post Animal”

"When I Think Of You In A Castle" by Post Animal

“When I Think Of You In A Castle” by Post Animal

When I Think Of You In A Castle
1. Everywhere All At Once
2. Gelatin Mode
3. Tire Eyes
4. Ralphie
5. Heart Made of Metal
6. Castle
7. Special Moment
8. Victory Lap-Danger Zone
9. One Thing
10. Dirtpicker

Post Animal
Tour Dates:
03/09 – Davenport, IA @ Daytrotter
03/10 – St. Louis, MO @ Foam
03/11 – Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
04/18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
04/19 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
04/20 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
04/21 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
04/27 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
04/28 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
05/02 – Columbia, MO @ Cafe Berlin
05/03 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
05/04 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
05/06 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
05/24 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
05/25 – Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha
05/26 – Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo
05/29 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
05/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
05/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
06/02 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage
06/04 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
06/05 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room
06/06 – Asheville, NC @ Mothlight
06/09 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/11 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
06/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
06/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
06/16 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
06/17 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
06/18 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium
06/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe du Nord
06/21 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
06/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
06/23 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
06/26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
06/28 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
06/29 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown Front Room
06/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry