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Emo band American Football to release first album in 17 years

It's emo night forever.


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Aug 23, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 5:06 am CDT

This year is shaping up to be something of an emo revival, and the trend continues with news that American Football is releasing its first album in 17 years on Oct. 21. 

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.   

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Pre-orders of the album have reportedly already sold out. The group also announced four reunion shows for the fall and winter. 

H/T Pitchfork 

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*First Published: Aug 23, 2016, 1:06 pm CDT