The Illinois band hasn’t put out new material since 1999’s self-titled debut LP. That album swooned with earnest lines like “Honestly I can’t remember all my teenage feelings and the meanings,” but this new album, which is also self-titled and will also be released on Polyvinyl, is coming from a different perch. The band debuted the album’s first single, “I’ve Been So Lost For So Long,” on SoundCloud.
Seventeen years without new material is a gamble for any group, but apparently American Football fans haven’t forgotten about them. They remember all their teenage feelings.
New American Football album and I'm like pic.twitter.com/KfyANHGjyW— Andrew Daniels (@skippyd) August 23, 2016
I'm legit crying right now cause my favorite band "American Football" IS MAKING A NEW ALBUM!!!— Ghost Vinyl (@GhostVinylBand) August 23, 2016
Oh boy American Football is coming out with a new album and I'm suddenly just a Midwestern teen again, having FEELINGS.— Eliza Swift (@elizaswift) August 23, 2016
Pre-orders of the album have reportedly already sold out. The group also announced four reunion shows for the fall and winter.