Illinois emo pioneers American Football have been mysteriously teasing fans on Facebook with videos of the classic house from their landmark debut LP soundtrack to, possibly, new music this past week. Now it appears fans have gotten the answer they so desperately craved as the band has announced their first album in 17 years. It’s called American Football, their second following their 1999 self-titled debut (also the same name), and it’s out October 21 via Polyvinyl in the U.S. and Wichita in the UK and Europe. American Football was recorded at ARC Studios in Omaha, NE, and SHIRK Studios in Chicago, IL, and was produced by the band and Jason Cupp.
That’s the album art above. Listen to a new song below titled “I’ve Been So Lost For So Long” along with the track listing.
American Football (2016):
01 Where Are We Now?
02 My Instincts Are the Enemy
03 Home Is Where the Haunt Is
04 Born to Lose
05 I’ve Been So Lost for So Long
06 Give Me the Gun
07 I Need a Drink (or Two or Three)
08 Desire Gets in the Way
09 Everyone Is Dressed Up
Additionally, the band has announced a handfull of tour dates. Check them out below:
10-29 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
01-28 New York, NY – Terminal 5
02-11 London, England – Shepherd’s Bush Empire
02-25 Los Angeles, CA – The Ace Hotel Theatre