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When I Think Of You In A Castle

by Post Animal

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Time’s slippin I've been slippin up Clocks ticking and the spaces never feel like enough Sweat’s dripping and I'm feeling hot Clothes are soaking and I'm thinking when are they ever not. Pleased to see you on your own I know it's getting hard to navigate this world alone Try to open wide and see the world from each and every other side you know. Get lifted on the darker stuff, I'm different if I haven't had my regular cup. Lights flicker time to start the show. Gotta find the curly cause the boys are surely rearing to go. Pleased to see you on your own I know it's getting hard to navigate this world alone Try to open wide and see the world from each and every other side you know. Below, traveling slow out on your own. Your mind gelatin mode time to explode. Below, traveling slow out on your own. Your mind gelatin mode. Repeat 3X
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So forget about your day and let this record float you away, As your mind is winding, finding cause to be easy. And now you’ve got your space and the room filled up with haze, As you travel on I’ll watch you pass me by, but right now you got to keep rollin, Tire Eyes And keep rockin. Tire Eyes There ain’t no shame in claiming time, no need to explain it, The sour powder is here to set you free. Just sit back and smile let it last for awhile, Let your mind caress your thoughts that rest inside. And roll them tire eyes. Tire eyes, Keep rolling tire eyes, baby keep rocking those tire eyes.
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Ralphie 04:35 video
It's not the way that you walk that gets me off It's the way that you think, it's the way that you talk When I see something I like you know that I gotta pounce. All the the things that you say, say, say, I could trust every ounce. But I can't tell this girl what's on my mind. And it seems it's getting closer all the time I said I can't tell this girl what's on my mind And it seems it's getting closer all the time Cause I went to the party and I left my pretty baby with Ralphie, baby and now I'm alone. Was doing much better when you weren't here. Now I'm feeling something and I know she's doing better without me, baby, I guess I'll go home. Whether that's with or without you. And I know that it's too hard for you to play it back from the start and No, I don't know your name Or the frame of your mind But I can't tell this girl what's on my mind. Ooh baby. And it seems it's getting closer all the time. Ooh girl I said I can't tell this girl what's on my mind And it seems it's getting closer all the time Cause I went to the party and I left my pretty baby with Ralphie, baby and now I'm alone. Was doing much better when you weren't here. Now I'm feeling something and I know she's doing better without me, baby, I guess I'll go home. Whether that's with or without you.
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Turn away, away from the day Look towards the sun, you’ve already won Lorelei, you don’t have to hide There’s more to see, it’s your fantasy Running through life so aimlessly Closing your eyes to everything in sight I can’t believe how much you’ve changed Something tells me nothing is the same Guess she’s got a heart made of metal Oh, oh oh no Tell she’s got a heart made of metal Lorelei’s got nothing to hide, don’t know why Guess she’s got a heart made of metal Oh, oh oh no Tell she’s got a heart made of metal Lorelei’s got nothing to hide Don’t know why, Lorelei Lorelei, Don’t know Nothing that we’ve been through, babe Has ever been enough You just pack me up and send me off Like i have lost my touch Looking back, I’ve been so foolish How could i not tell? I can see you soaring high up in the sky While I’m stuck in hell Lorelei you won’t escape my thoughts so presently It’s a cold… Lorelei’s been on my mind today I don’t know what to do, what to say 6x
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Castle 03:32
Money can't buy a nicer thing for you A castle max-capacity of two Distance- it messes with the space But I swear, it's all there
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I don’t think I can remember in my entire life another time just like this. Never did it before, never been so unsure, this is a special moment. I don’t know what to do whenever something is new I always seem to forget, I can’t make sense of the way, the words that I want to say, and lose them all in my head. Ready, or not, but here I come, Lured me right out of where I’m from, I'll look around and wait to see, Whatever works its way to be. I don’t think that I could ever be prepared to discover something perfectly new, But the desire to know makes it curious, so I guess I’m kind of amused. And it’s just the thought that maybe understanding so vaguely is the way it should be, If it’s a mystery still and always has that appeal, perhaps that’s better, really. Ready, or not, but here I come, Lured me right out of where I’m from. I'll look around and wait to see, Whatever works its way to be. I don’t think I can remember in my entire life another time just like this, Don’t understand what I feel, can’t pick out if it is real, this is a special moment.
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Victory lap Get on my level Cracking heads Yours too if your not careful Danger zone I said what I needed and I'm not sorry All alone Got just what you needed and I'm not sorry Victory lap I deserve a fucking gold medal Back for more He's a case he's a hot kettle Danger zone Not sure but I'm not sorry All alone Feels good and I'm back for more
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One Thing 03:20
I close my eyes and travel somewhere far away, You’re still the one thing on my mind. I’m falling through a new dimension every day, You’re still the one thing on my mind. I reimagine you in each and every way, I guess I’ll find my peace in time. It doesn’t matter really what you had to say, You’re still the one thing on my mind. Oh, it’s coming up on me slowly, Really fighting it off tonight. Oh, it came so swift but surely, You’re just always on my mind. I close my eyes and try to make it go away, You’re still the one thing on my mind.
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Dirtpicker 05:28
Get yourself on a level, Check your vital signs, Is your head screwed on man, It’s alright, its okay, its just fine i don’t wanna do it. Drop yourself down a digit, Reflexes won’t hide, Mark my words man, ‘Cause it’s true it’s all new, It’s so rare, It’s right there I don’t wanna do it. Bite your tongue stop the bleedin’, Swallow those sweet words, Too late babe ‘cause it’s coming on, There’s no way, there’s no chance, I won’t bend find another puppet. Let him be the way he is instead of putting him on a pedal, Images escape to him, he’s not here, he’s not there, It’s alright, I don’t care, I don’t wanna be the…
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Susie 03:10
Me and Susie had a long way home, We were struggling with the weight of our load, It was too heavy I could see, Oh, but nobody listens to me. Rollin’ like a snake in the grass, Still gon’ get home right on time. I had brushed my jacket off, gotten back on my feet, When the hollerin’ came askin’ to me, "Darlin’ why you always playing a sweetheart?” Guess that’s all I ever planned to be.

about

Chicago-based Post Animal are a band of brothers. Though they formed in 2014 and just began touring in 2017, their affinity for slick riffs, pop hooks, and psychedelic tendencies join them in a bond much tighter than their years suggest. Initially formed when childhood friends, bassist Dalton Allison and guitarist Matt Williams, met keyboardist and guitarist Jake Hirshland, the band’s sound began to take shape when the three enlisted some more pals from both the Chicago music scene and through their time working at local burger joints. Rounding out the band’s lineup, Post Animal is completed by drummer Wesley Toledo and guitarists Javi Reyes and Joe Keery.

Like most band’s in Chicago’s inclusive music community, Post Animal got their start playing DIY basements and small rock clubs. With their wavy and warped first project 2015’s Post Animal Perform The Most Curious Water Activities EP and then 2016’s memorable singles collection The Garden Series, the band showcased mesmerizing and infectious pop melodies. Between their impressive early releases and their wild live shows which feature the band members sharing lead vocal duties, Post Animal have unquestionably solidified themselves as one of Chicago’s most exciting up-and-coming acts. Having taken that intensity across the country, touring with bands like Twin Peaks, Wavves, White Reaper, and more, Post Animal have found they are happiest when playing to a room full of fellow music-lovers. As a result, they are road tested and stronger than ever.

The Chicagoans’ debut full-length When I Think Of You In A Castle, out 4/20 via Polyvinyl, is the product of six friends creating music they love, even if the circumstances weren’t always in their favor. “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 Toledo. Being the first time all Post Animal members recorded together, the album’s collaborative spirit is more-than-evident throughout its 10 carefully curated tracks. Even Keery, who’s no longer an active touring member of the band due to his skyrocketing acting career, was integral to the album’s inception.

In the summer of 2016, the band retreated to a lake house in Watervliet, Michigan to record When I Think Of You In A Castle. For a week and a half, they tracked the LP—all while realizing they weren’t really alone in the house. According to the band, a ghost dwelled there that would jolt them awake from naps and even ended up with a guest appearance on the album. Toledo explains, “There’s a moment on ‘Heart Made of Metal’ where I hit the cymbals and, for some reason, it was recorded in reverse. We think that's the ghost.”

Of course, not all of the magic on When I Think Of You In A Castle can be pinned on the supernatural. Following the lake house trip, the band finished the album at their house in Chicago with Allison perfecting the mix over the next year; even while on their 48-city summer tour in their beloved van (RIP Shannon). Take the first single “Ralphie,” which finds Keery and Allison gleefully trading lead vocals while sounding like what would happen if Jeff Lynne fronted Thin Lizzy. Though Post Animal’s live shows have long proven that swirling riffs are the band’s bread-and-butter, it’s earworms like “Ralphie” that show how easily they can churn out an infectious pop melody.

“Ralphie” isn’t the only song that finds the band sharing lead vocal duties. In fact, each band member contributes vocals like Hirshland’s mesmerizing turn on “Castle” or Williams’ punchy performance on “Heart Made of Metal.” Other songs, like the dynamic “Gelatin Mode,” shift from a lighthearted experience in dueling lead guitars to a face-melting dose of sludge with ease. It’s such a transportive track that when Keery menacingly intones, “Below, traveling slow out on your own / Your mind gelatin mode time to explode” it’s a welcome invitation.

Elsewhere, a longtime live staple “Tire Eyes” finds new life on the LP. It’s a swaggering ode to a timeless classic rock song with Allison’s falsetto beckoning, “So forget about your day and let this record float you away / As your mind is winding, finding cause to be easy.” The finished album, which was mastered by Jake’s brother, Jared Hirshland, is a truly collaborative continuation on the band’s kaleidoscopic and sprawling early beginnings.

But most importantly, When I Think Of You In A Castle is a testament to not only the brotherly connection that these friends share, but also to the power of collaboration between like-minded musicians who just get one another. “Before we recorded it, it was an uncertain time for us as a band, but we all just had a magical time at this lake house in the middle of summer,” explains Toledo. Almost impossible to describe, the Post Animal bond is best observed while foolin’ at the merch table after a sweaty show. They look forward to seeing you there and, naturally, becoming your new best friends.

—Josh Terry

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released April 20, 2018

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