What does Netflix and the Chicago music scene have in common? Well, the answer is Joe Keery aka Steve Harrington from Stranger Things. Our favorite bad-boy-turned-good plays guitar in the psych rock six-piece Chicago band Post Animal.

Since forming in 2015,  Dalton Allison, Jake Hirshland, Javi Reyes, Wesley Toledo, Matt Williams, and Joe have developed a loyal fanbase, played with Twin Peaks, Wavves, and White Reaper; and self-released two EPs, ‘Post Animal Perform the Most Curious Water Activities’ and ‘The Garden Series‘.

The inspiration for their psych rock comes from very different angles: “A huge part of our inspiration comes from classic musicians like Sabbath, ELO, Fleetwood Mac, Klaatu, Nazz, America, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Abba— groups that don’t shy away from melody, but also know how to milk a groove or a heavy bit when it’s needed.”

Listen to their single “When I Get Home” (trust us, it will take you to the upside down and back again) and don’t forget to catch their hazy rock and roll riffs at SXSW 2018;  sadly minus Joe Keery, who is currently inactive due to other ‘work obligations’ like Stranger Things.