Upcoming Reunion Shows:
September 28th - Champaign/Urbana, IL - The Pygmalion Festival
October 11th - New York, NY - Webster Hall
The reunion shows are preceded by the May 20th reissue of American Football's seminal self-titled 1999 release. Available on 2xLP, 2xCD, cassette tape, and digital formats, the American Football (Deluxe Edition) reissue features an album's worth of rare live recordings, demos, and practice sessions (in which the group rehearsed material they never recorded elsewhere) to complement the original record. Beautifully expanded packaging incorporates new photographs from Chris Strong along with lyrics, detailed liner notes written by the band, and never-before-seen band pictures.
In the 15 years since its release, American Football's self-titled debut full-length has quietly become one of the most fiercely beloved titles in the Polyvinyl catalog. Though the trio only played a few shows and released just one other record (a three-song EP that preceded this full-length), their influence and legacy has steadily continued to grow in the time after they disbanded. The incredible reverence for American Football and their self-titled album was on display earlier this year when upon launch of the pre-order, fans eagerly anticipating new output from the band crashed the Polyvinyl website for the first time in the label's history.
From its now iconic artwork to the band's unique songwriting approach (highlighted by an emphasis on shifting time signatures and sincere lyrics), American Football proves a record doesn't become a true classic through flashiness or catering to trends, but rather the deep emotional connection it forges between the music and the listener.
Pre-Order American Football (Deluxe Edition)via Polyvinyl Records
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