American Football

Stream The Polyvinyl Plays Polyvinyl Comp

Illinois indie rock label Polyvinyl Records is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a neat bit of self-referential reflection. On the 20-track compilation Polyvinyl Plays Polyvinyl,…
Chris DeVille | November 22, 2016 - 10:06 am

Stream American Football’s Self-Titled Reunion Album

The widely beloved Illinois emo band American Football have released exactly one album: A self-titled affair that came out in 1999. Now, 17 years later,…
Tom Breihan | October 13, 2016 - 8:43 am

American Football – “Desire Gets In The Way”

Crazy to think that we're getting a new American Football album in 2016, but here we are! So far, we've heard two tracks from the…
James Rettig | October 4, 2016 - 3:12 pm

The Dodos – “Never Meant” (American Football Cover)

Today, Polyvinyl Records announced that they were putting out a compilation celebrating their 20th anniversary called Polyvinyl Plays Polyvinyl, which, true to its name, features…
James Rettig | September 15, 2016 - 4:16 pm

American Football – “Give Me The Gun”

Twinkly emo cult heroes American Football are releasing a follow-up to their 1999 debut, their first new album in 17 years. Last month, we heard…
James Rettig | September 7, 2016 - 10:55 am

American Football – “I’ve Been Lost For So Long”

It's true: American Football are really releasing a second album! After posting a series of teasers this week, the Illinois emo giants have confirmed that…
Chris DeVille | August 23, 2016 - 10:18 am

American Football Tease New Music

Almost exactly a year ago we got word that the recently reunited American Football were writing new songs and thinking about releasing an album, the…
Chris DeVille | August 22, 2016 - 2:41 pm

Owen – “Lost” (Prod. S. Carey)

Amongst rumors that American Football might be releasing new music sometime soon, Mike Kinsella has been working on a new LP from his solo project…
Zac Gelfand | May 25, 2016 - 1:13 pm

American Football Writing New Songs, May Release Another Album

When I saw the American Football reunion tour last fall in New York, one thing was immediately clear: People care deeply about this band. That…
Chris DeVille | September 9, 2015 - 12:31 pm

Watch Members Of Wilco, Shellac, American Football, & More Join Wire On “Pink Flag”

Wire's classics tend to be terse, minimal constructions that don't necessarily lend themselves to massive, sprawling all-star superjams. But this past weekend, one of them…
Tom Breihan | June 16, 2015 - 1:15 pm

Artist Portraits From Shaky Knees 2015

Shaky Knees Festival went down in Atlanta this weekend, and we sent two photographers to capture portraits and live shots of some of the performers…
Stereogum | May 11, 2015 - 11:46 am

The American Football House In Champaign-Urbana Is Available For Rent This Summer

The house that graces the front cover of American Football's landmark self-titled album is available to rent. The location of the house, which is just…
James Rettig | January 12, 2015 - 9:45 pm

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30 Essential Post-Rock Songs

Above all else, the Wikipedia entry on post-rock exemplifies how difficult it can be to pin down movements in music: Did the genre begin in…
Garrett Kamps | January 7, 2015 - 1:24 pm

Watch American Football Play “Never Meant” In NYC

Normally I'm stationed in Ohio, but when I visited New York two months back to wrap up my Run The Jewels cover story, I also…
Chris DeVille | December 23, 2014 - 2:51 pm

Watch American Football Cover Elvis Costello’s “Alison”

Recently resurrected American Football are playing shows again, and recently stopped by AVClub for their Undercover series. They take on Elvis Costello's classic "Alison," specifically…
Miles Bowe | September 23, 2014 - 6:09 pm
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