The product of six friends exploring their affinity for slick riffs, pop hooks, and psychedelic flourishes, Post Animal’s newly released “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.
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 White Reaper, Twin Peaks and Wavves. To celebrate their debut album the band have embarked on a headlining U.S. tour, including festival plays at Bonnaroo, Shaky Knees, and Lollapalooza (see below for a full list and Don’t Miss Them…seriously they are Incredible live!).
Early praise for Post Animal:
“upbeat…carefree rock” – Billboard
“A bright and punchy bit of psych-pop, ‘Ralphie’ ‘is a promising initial preview of the album, moving effortlessly through a series of effervescent passages full of sugary hooks and guitar breaks.” – Stereogum“the next great band to come out of Chicago – wild, electrifying and, seemingly, indestructible” – NME
“‘Ralphie”…showing off the band’s knack for rock that is as hooky as it is hallucinatory.” – PASTE
“[on ‘Gelatin Mode’], Post Animal’s psych-pop gets drenched in sludge thanks to shredding riffs and sudden shifts in tempo” – Consequence of Sound
“While the band is currently getting a boost of notoriety due to Joe’s recent acting success, we point them out not as some kind of novelty: they’re actually good…weird and ear-wormy at the same time, druggy and carefully wrought psych-pop that sounds like it should have pretty broad appeal.” – Brooklyn Vegan
“Let’s get one thing straight about this psych rock band: be interested in them for the music, not Joe Keery.” – MTV