The nine-track effort marks American Football’s second full-length to date and the long-awaited follow-up to their seminal 1999 self-titled debut. The emo rock outfit recorded it this past spring at ARC Studios in Omaha and Chicago’s SHIRK Studios, and co-produced it alongside Jason Cupp (The Elected, RX Bandits).
“We played the [reunion] shows, and it was fun, and we kept getting more offers and picking the ones we wanted to do. We got to go to the cities we wanted to go to and play the shows we wanted to. At some point we didn’t want to stop doing that, but we couldn’t just keep playing the same 12 songs. So we had a little powwow and decided to actually write a new record, as an excuse to keep doing this, part-time and stuff…
You can’t keep going back playing the same songs. It’s our way of keeping the band going. Otherwise, it would have to stop again.”
Pre-orders for the album are ongoing.
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American Football Tracklist:
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