Exclusive: Post Animal's "Special Moment" Video Turns a Housecleaning into a Horrorshow

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Chicago indie-rock group Post Animal are hitting the road at the start of June for their “Go on the Wrong Tour,” but before they do, the band’s released a clip for their semi-psychedelic new song “Special Moment,” which you can watch exclusively on Paste.

The video does have a mind-altering quality to it, but not in any good way. It starts with some blissfully mundane janitorial work by the proprietor of Walt’s Cleaning before curdling into the kind of antagonizing and bloodletting that would make Patrick Bateman proud. Not to spoil it, but poor Walter faces a fairly horrifying end in a cavernous mansion. It calls to mind American Psycho and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and perhaps a dozen other Ed Gein-related films, but maintains a wry sense of humor that none of those films possess. Credit to Post Animal and directors Alec Basse and Max Moore for crafting something that’s barbarous but also a bizarre delight to watch.

“Hello amazing earth, we in Post Animal would like to introduce our newest song to you in the form of a short film,” said the band. “We hope you enjoy it. Huey foxtrot tango! Over and out.”

Check out the full list of Post Animal’s tour dates below, plus Paste Cloud video from the band’s recent Daytrotter Session and the credits for the “Special Moment” video, which you should watch above if you haven’t already. Good luck unseeing that ending.

Post Animal Go On the Wrong Tour Dates:

01 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Baby’s All Right
03 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ TBA
05 – Richmond, Va. @ Strange Matter
07 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Drunken Unicorn
12 – Nashville, Tenn. @ The East Room
14 – Harrisonburg, Va. @ The Golden Pony
17 – Frederick, Md. @ Cafe Nola
19 – Baltimore, Md. @ Joe Squared
20 – Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat
22 – Asheville, N.C. @ TBA w/ Nude Party
23 – Boone, N.C. @ Boone Saloon w/ Nude Party
24 – Charlotte, N.C. @ Snug Harbor w/ Nude Party
25 – Charleston, S.C. @ Tin Roof
26 – Savannah, Ga. @ El-Rocko Lounge
27 – Jacksonville, Fla. @ Nitehawks
28 – West Palm Beach, Fla. @ Voltaire
29 – Miami, Fla. @ Churchill’s Pub
30 – Tampa, Fla. @ New World Brewery

01 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Kings w/ Nude Party
03 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ MOTR Pub
05 – Detroit, Mich. @ El Club
06 – Fort Wayne, Ind. @ The Brass Rail
09 – Chicago, Ill. @ West Fest
10 – Chicago, Ill. @ Subterranean (ACLU Benefit)
13 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Foam w/ The Evening Attraction
14 – Memphis, Tenn. @ Hi-Tone w/ The Evening Attraction
15 – Jackson, Miss. Spacecamp w/ The Evening Attraction
16 – Baton Rouge, La. @ Spanish Moon
17 – Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall w/ The Evening Attraction
18 – Dallas, Texas @ Club Dada w/ The Evening Attraction
20 – Austin, Texas @ Mohawk w/ The Evening Attraction
21 – El Paso, Texas @ Lowbrow Palace
23 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Valley Bar w/ Femny
24 – San Diego, Calif. @ Soda Bar w/ Femny & Levitation Room
25 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Bootleg Theater w/ Levitation Room
26 – Orange County, Calif. @ The Observatory w/ Levitation Room
27 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Brick & Mortar w/ Levitation Room
28 – Sacramento, Calif. @ TBA w/ Levitation Room
29 – Portland, Ore. @ High Water Mark w/ Levitation Room
30 – Seattle, Wash. @ Sunset Tavern
31 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ The Cobalt

01 – Spokane, Wash. @ The Bartlett
03 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Kilby Court
04 – Denver, Colo. @ Lion’s Lair
06 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Riot Room
08 – Madison, Wis. @ The Frequency

Walt – Joe Janes
Marshall – Trevor Pritchett

Directed by Alec Basse & Max Moore
Director of Photography – Herman Asph
Edited by Felix Pineiro at Bailout Pictures
Colorist – Luke Morrison at The Mill
Steadicam Operator – Sebastien Audinelle
1st AC – Max Rood
Sound Mixer – Ed Bornstein
Assistant Director – Ramone Hulet
2nd AD – Noah Bodner
Art Director – Janet Yuan
Gaffer – Wade Rodgers
Key Grip – Bradley Smith
Best Boy Electric – Stephen Wester
Best Girl Grip – Ashley Petrie
Set Decorator – Emily Schexnayder
Art Assistant – Cooper Wehde
Shrine Construction – Mark DalPra
Production Assistant – Clayton Forester
BTS Photographer – Nick Matsas
VFX – Danny Noren
Produced by Alec Basse, Max Moore, & Herman Asph
Associate Producer – Tom Ciciura
G&E Provided by 2nd Cine
Camera Provided by Joe Fitzgerald

Extra Special Thank You:
Liam & Francesca Connell

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