Overflowing with riffs and reckless abandon, we’re So Thrilled to be able to reveal Post Animal’s “Ralphie” to radio—the contagious first single off the Chicagoans’ impending new album and Polyvinyl debut “When I Think Of You In A Castle” (out 4/20)!
“Ralphie” finds Post Animal guitarist Joe Keery and bassist Dalton Allison trading lead vocals to churn out surely one of the most infectious pop melodies of the year so far! The band says about their beloved friend and bandmate Joe (friends don’t lie!):
“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.”
Post Animal is a psych rock five-piece from the tightly knit Chicago music scene. Since forming in 2015, the band has developed a loyal fanbase, howling from the depths of sweaty basement shows and packed rock clubs. True to their DIY roots, the band has booked numerous tours and self-released two EPs, which have garnered them coverage from the likes of NME, Paper Mag, Vice, and PASTE.
Boasting the individual talents of Dalton Allison, Jake Hirshland, Javi Reyes, Wesley Toledo, Matt Williams, and Joe Keery (currently an inactive contributing member), Post Animal has toured and performed with the likes of White Reaper, Twin Peaks, and Wavves.
“A bright and punchy bit of psych-pop…moving effortlessly through a series of effervescent passages full of sugary hooks and guitar breaks.”—Stereogum
“showing off the band’s knack for rock that is as hooky as it is hallucinatory.”—PASTE
“an instantly infectious, psych-tinged pop-rock epic.”—NME
“psychedelic-inspired garage rock….swirling panoramic new single”—MTV