Post Animal, Featuring Joe Keery of 'Stranger Things,' Release New Single 'Ralphie'

Pooneh Ghana
Post Animal

Chicago rock band Post Animal dropped their first single, a carefree rock track titled “Ralphie,” via Stereogum on Tuesday (Feb. 20). The band features Stranger Things’ Joe Keery on guitar and vocals. Their debut album, When I Think of You in a Castle, will be released April 20 on Polyvinyl.

According to a press release from the band, Keery will be a featured on the upcoming album but will not remain a touring member, as he has other commitments at this time.

“In early 2015, Joe joined our band and quickly became one of our best friends," the release stated. "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."

The statement continues, "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.”

Stream the upbeat song and check out the band’s spring tour dates below.

3/9 - Davenport, IA @ Daytrotter
3/10 - St. Louis, MO @ Foam
3/11 - Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
4/18 - Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
4/19 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
4/20 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
4/21 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement
4/27 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
4/28 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
5/2 - Columbia, MO @ Cafe Berlin
5/3 - Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
5/04 - Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
5/6 - Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
5/24 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
5/25 - Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha
5/26 - Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo
5/29 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott
5/30 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
5/31 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
6/2 - Washington, DC @ Union Stage
6/4 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
6/5 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room
6/6 - Asheville, NC @ Mothlight
6/9 - Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
6/11 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
6/14 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
6/15 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
6/16 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
6/17 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
6/18 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium
6/19 - San Francisco, CA @ Cafe du Nord
6/21 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
6/22 - Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
6/23 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza
6/26 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
6/28 - Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
6/29 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown Front Room
6/30 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry