Post Animal Continue Takeover Of 2022, Release New Single “No More Sports”
On April 6th, beloved Chicago quintet Post Animal released the second single off of their upcoming third album, Love Gibberish! “No More Sports” pays homage to the hair metal of the 80s sonically, but it takes accountability for the self lyrically. As the band has explained, “‘No More Sports’ is an ode to the early arena rock of the 80s with a twist of ego death. All the bravado of a hair metal song with lyrics that examine self accountability. We all deserve to let loose in the circle pit of life, but never at the expense of others. We’re not playing games anymore.”
The track itself seems to have a few callbacks to earlier Post Animal songs like “Heart Made of Metal,” and it very much sounds like an 80s hair metal song. It’s over-the-top, bombastic, and just a lot of fun. The production sounds incredible, and the drums are some of the best the band has ever had. Lyrically, it doesn’t seem as cohesive as the initial single, “Puppy Dog,” but this is an homage to 80s hair metal. The fact that the lyrics are calling for anything positive – in this case, respect for others – is a massive step ahead of their predecessors from that decade. That’s not to say the lyrics are bad. They’re just not quite on the same level as the previous single.
Back to the “over-the-top, bombastic, and just a lot of fun” that exists within the song: the music video for “No More Sports” is absolutely off-the-wall insane. Directed by New Trash, the video shows the band playing a sold out arena show “in 2038,” and it features massive pyrotechnics displays, goofy CGI, a dragon, and a mechanical T-Rex. Seeing as Love Gibberish marks the first independent release for the band “after two critically acclaimed albums with Polyvinyl,” you can tell they’re just having fun with it. This video is bonkers, and I loved every second of it.
Be sure to check out “No More Sports” below (or the video above), and let us know what you think! Love Gibberish is due out May 13th, and it’s shaping up to be an exciting rollout!