Chicago-based alt-prog band Post Animal announced their forthcoming second album on Wednesday. Forward Motion Godyssey “finds the band endlessly shapeshifting as they explore new sonic touchstones and expand on their psych-rock origins,” per a press release.
“Making this record, we wanted to go extreme in a lot of different directions—we wanted to be as poppy as we’ve ever been, as over-the-top as we’ve ever been, as grandiose and heavy and dramatic as we’ve ever been,” says drummer Wesley Toledo. The album is described as “at turns rhapsodic and unsettling, meditative and chaotic and the result is anything but subtle: a body of work that beckons deep involvement from the listener, a richly layered experience primed to leave its audience indelibly transported.”
Despite losing co-founder Joe Keery to Netflix’s Stranger Things, the band is deeply rooted in brotherhood and that is said to be evident throughout their latest album, Forward Motion Godyssey, available Feb. 14, 2020, on Polyvinyl.
The group also have a new single, “Schedule,” along with their album announcement. The synth-heavy second single follows the previously released “Safe or Not.” The band explains: “We wrote a song so pop it’s not pop. It’s what the original idea deserved. Now, using the melody as a vehicle, take in the lyrics, forge your own path as you gain perspective from the genuine, heartfelt message penned from within Post Animal.”
The group is currently on tour with Twin Peaks right now, and will be opening for Cage The Elephant in the U.K./E.U. early next year.
Listen to “Schedule” and revisit Post Animal’s 2018 Paste session below. You’ll find their album details and tour dates further down.
Forward Motion Godyssey Album Art:
Forward Motion Godyssey Tracklist:
01. Your Life Away
02. Post Animal
05. In A Paradise
06. The Whole
07. How Do You Feel
08. Safe or Not
09. Private Shield
10. Damaged Goods
Post Animal Tour Dates
21 – Dallas, Texas @ Deep Ellum Art Co. #$
22 – Houston, Texas @ Satellite Bar #$
23 – Austin, Texas @ The Mohawk #$
16 – Leeds, U.K. @ O2 Academy Leeds %
17 – Glasgow, U.K. @ O2 Academy Glasgow %
19 – Manchester, U.K. @ O2 Victoria Warehouse %
20 – Birmingham, U.K. @ O2 Academy %
22 – London, U.K. @ Alexandra Palace %
24 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix Bar
25 – Paris, France @ Supersonic
26 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
27 – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
28 – Berlin, Germany @ Maze
(# w/ Twin Peaks)
($ w/ OHMME)
(% w/ Cage the Elephant, SWMRS)