"The Posies" are an American alternative rock group. The band formed in 1986 in Bellingham, Washington, broke up in 2000, then reformed in 2004. They are best known for their radio hits "Golden Blunders" (from ''Dear 23''), as well as "Dream All Day" and "Flavor of the Month" (from ''Frosting on the Beater''). The band is currently signed to Rykodisc.
Core members Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow began writing songs together in late 1986 while Ken was in school at the University Of Washington. Their first public performance came as an acoustic duo that next summer while Ken was home in Bellingham. During the last part of 1987 and the first two months of 1988, Ken drove home on weekends to join Jon as they recorded twelve songs in Jon's family's home studio. Though intended as demos to attract other members and form a full band, the recordings turned out so well that they became the Posies' first self-released album, ''Failure''. Interest in the Posies rose out of the numerous home-copied cassettes that began to spread around Seattle and Bellingham.