American Football (Deluxe Edition)

by American Football

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  • Record/Vinyl

    Comes with 12-page large format booklet including liner notes written by the band and never-before-seen photos.

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  • Compact Disc (CD)

    Comes with 24-page booklet including liner notes written by the band and never-before-seen photos.

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  • Cassette

    Includes digital booklet with liner notes written by the band and never-before-seen photos.

    Includes unlimited streaming of American Football (Deluxe Edition) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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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 -- Mike Kinsella (Cap'n Jazz, Owen, Owls), Steve Lamos, and Steve Holmes -- 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.

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.

After guitarist Steve Holmes discovered a set of cassette tapes containing a variety of unreleased recordings, the band curated an album's worth of these rare live recordings, demos, and practice sessions (in which the group rehearsed material they never recorded elsewhere) to complement the original record.

Now available on 2xLP and 2xCD, American Football is being re-issued with beautifully expanded packaging that incorporates new photographs from Chris Strong along with lyrics, detailed liner notes written by the band, and never-before-seen band pictures.

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released 20 May 2014

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