Post Animal Announces New Album “Love Gibberish” with New Single “Puppy Dog”
On March 16th, “beloved Chicago quintet” Post Animal announced their new album, Love Gibberish, out May 13th, by releasing their new single “Puppy Dog.” The band has explained that “Puppy Dog” is “about impending separation and how it’s hard but necessary and most loving to accept paths Y-ing off. Sometimes that reluctance to accept it can turn into resentment and this song is about not falling into that as much.” The song is beautifully depressing, containing both upbeat and moving parts as well as more laid-back and introspective parts. The ending is reminiscent of the band’s second album, Forward Motion Godyssey, and the intro is much closer to that band’s first album, When I Think Of You In A Castle. In short, “Puppy Dog” is a song that’s well worth your time.
Of course, there’s also a new album on the way, which means it’s important to look at where the band is coming from and where they are expecting to go. On their first album, Post Animal drew from psych rock, prog rock, and dream pop influences, creating a sonic palette that was equal parts Tame Impala, MGMT, and, to an extent, Dream Theater. On their second album, they dove deeper into that prog rock and synthpop sound, melding the two disparate worlds to create something wholly unique to them.
Love Gibberish is going to be “equal parts Jon Hopkins futurist electronics and ‘80s hair metal,” according to the band. If “Puppy Dog” is any indication, the band is taking a more lyrical approach than they have on past albums. Not that the lyrics haven’t held meaning before, but “Puppy Dog” seems to be more focused on telling a story than writing a song. And that works incredibly well for Post Animal.
“Puppy Dog” is an exciting turn towards Love Gibberish, and I can’t wait to see what Post Animal does next. Check it out below, and let us know what you think! Also, be sure to see Post Animal live on tour this spring! Check out the itinerary below and buy tickets here.
4/30 – Guadalajara, MX @ Echoes Festival
5/7 – Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall
5/8 – Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall
5/9 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile – Madame Lou’s
5/11 – Oakland, CA @ The New Parish
5/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
5/14 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ SHABANG Music Festival
5/16 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah5/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
5/19 – Dallas, TX @ Dada5/20 – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room
5/21 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues – Bronze Peacock
5/23 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
5/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade – Purgatory Stage
5/25 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
5/27 – Washington, DC @ DC9
5/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
5/29 – New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
5/31 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
6/1 – Montréal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
6/2 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
6/3 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
6/4 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
6/6 – Hamtramck, MI @ Sanctuary Detroit
6/8 – Des Moines, IA @ xBk
6/9 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Back Room @ Colectivo
6/10 – Chicago, IL @ Metro