Release Date: Apr 20, 2018
Record label: Polyvinyl
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, American Trad Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
Following a pair of EPs that were recorded before the band expanded to a six-piece, When I Think of You in a Castle is the full-length debut of Chicago's Post Animal. After getting some attention in the entertainment press for having Stranger Things actor Joe Keery ("Steve Harrington") among their members, Post Animal more than prove their classic-rock mettle on the album, which is also their label debut (Polyvinyl). It's a tight, sometimes bombastic, sometimes sweet mix of old-school hard, prog, and psych rock with a shot of indie-era slacker keeping it all grounded -- at least for the most part.
The opening sounds of Post Animal's debut album might fool you. 'Everywhere All At Once' is lush and serene; a golden tapestry of fingerpicked guitars and rippling keys that builds softly, steadily. It sounds exactly like the kind of thing you'd record at a lake house, as the Chicago six-piece did, but it's also a rare calm moment on the album that came from those sessions.