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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This is it, folks. This is the final Five Best Songs list of 2018. We will pick back up again in 2019, and we thank…
Stereogum | December 14, 2018 - 4:51 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

"Tu Sei," the new video from Italian dance DJ and former Eiffel 65 member Gabry Ponte, takes place in some sort of nightmare dystopian reality…
Tom Breihan | April 7, 2017 - 11:26 am


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

More American Football stories

American Football – “Silhouettes”

In 2016, 17 years after releasing their self-titled debut and 16 years after breaking up, the beloved Illinois emo band American Football finally returned with…
Peter Helman | December 11, 2018 - 9:17 am

American Football – “Home Is Where The Haunt Is” Video

American Football have released a series of melancholic, narrative videos for songs off of their self-titled reunion album, which came out last year. We've seen…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 12, 2017 - 3:57 pm

American Football – “My Instincts Are The Enemy” Video

Reunited emo legends American Football came out with their self-titled sophomore album last year, and now they've followed up their oddly moving "I've Been Lost
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2017 - 1:19 pm

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

American Football released their big reunion album last fall, and today they return with a video for "I've Been So Lost For So Long," which…
James Rettig | April 4, 2017 - 10:55 am

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