Lyric Video: Post Animal Releases Shimmering Dance Floor Friendly New Single

With the release of last year’s self-produced, critically applauded full-legnth debut, When I Think of You In  A Castle, the Chicago-based prog pop act Post Animal — Dalton Allison (bass, vocals), Jake Hirshland (guitar, keys, vocals), Javi Reyes (guitar, vocals), Wesley Toledo (drums, vocals), and Matt Williams (guitar) — received attention nationally for a kaleidoscopic, guitar-heavy sound. Interestingly,  “Safe or Not,” the first bit of new material from the act since the release of When I Think of You . . . is a bit of a change of sonic direction for the Chicago-based act, as the track finds the band employing a dance floor friendly sound centered around shimmering guitars, four-on-the-floor drumming and glistening synths, a sinuous base line, a motorik-like groove and a mind-bending and expansive song structure. 

“We wanted to leave the content more open ended for the listener to navigate, but it’s about self reflection,” the members of Post Animal explain in press notes. “We played around with more somber, serious lyrical content over a particularly dance-oriented song to juxtapose how one may feel internally versus how they’re outwardly portraying themselves in the moment.”

Post Animal recently released an aptly hallucinogenic lyric video to accompany the song.

The band is currently on a lengthy North American tour with Twin Peaks to close out 2019. They’ll start 2020 by opening for Cage the Elephant during their UK and European Union tour. Check out the tour dates below.

Tour Dates
10/31 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room #$
11/01 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room #$
11/02 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre #$
11/05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall #$
11/07 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos #$
11/08 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom #$
11/09 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue #$
11/12 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s #$
11/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall #$
11/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom #$
11/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom #$
11/16 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern #$
11/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom #$
11/21 – Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Art Co. #$
11/22 – Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar #$
11/23 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk #$
02/16 – Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy Leeds %
02/17 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy Glasgow %
02/19 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Victoria Warehouse %
02/20 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy %
02/22 – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace %
02/24 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix Bar
02/25 – Paris, France @ Supersonic
02/26 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
02/27 – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
02/28 – Berlin, Germany @ Maze
# w/ Twin Peaks
$ w/ OHMME
% w/ Cage the Elephant, SWMRS
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