Author: Izzy Marshall
If you’ve ever found yourself wondering what it would sound like if you put Roger Waters and Tony Iommi in a blender, wonder no more, and head to the High Noon Saloon this Saturday to hear it for yourself by way of neo-psych pop-rockers, Post Animal.
From their more ethereal, Tame Impala-esque “When I Get Home”, to their grungier “Gelatin Mode”, to their more classically poppy “Ralphie”, Post Animal truly have something for everybody with even a minor affinity or appreciation for psychedelic music. For the Netflix fans among us, another draw to the band might even be that Joe Keery, notable for his breakout role as Steve Harrington on Stranger Things, is a founding and contributing member (although due to shooting commitments is not currently touring).
Composed of bassist Dalton Allison, guitarists Javi Reyes, Matt Williams and Jake Hirshland, and Wesley Toledo on drums, Post Animal is a relative newcomer to the scene, but has undoubtedly already made quite an impression. After forming in early 2015, the Chicago natives self-released two EPs, 2015’s Post Animal Perform the Most Curious Water Activities and 2016’s The Garden Series, before signing to Polyvinyl Records last year, and can boast an impressive lineup of supporting gigs, having opened for the likes of Twin Peaks, Wavves and White Reaper. The band kicked off their first official headlining tour, with supporting acts of their own, in Milwaukee this past Wednesday, and on Friday, April 20th, released their first full-length record, When I Think of You in a Castle, to widespread critical acclaim.
Take a listen to Goggles off of Post Animal Perform the Most Curious Water Activities, and don’t forget to stop by the High Noon Saloon, this Saturday, April 28th to experience all that Post Animal, and their supporting acts Slow Pulp and Tippy, have to offer! Doors open at 8:30 pm.