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American Football (Deluxe Edition)

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TwilightAmbiance This is the album that every other emo album of its kind is compared against. Truly seminal. The whiny vocals, the guitar passages, the mix...it's all here. Favorite track: Honestly?.
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Digital Sex hey it's that /mu/ album with the house on it Favorite track: For Sure.
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Sam Ross I mean it's a classic, what can I say that hasn't already been said? This album opens the path to enjoying a wide spread of different musics and was a crucial part in developing my music taste. Paired with relateable lyrics about heartbreak and growing up, I'd say this is the essential album for anyone who gets sad sometimes and wonders why. Favorite track: Honestly?.
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    Comes with 12-page large format booklet including liner notes written by the band and never-before-seen photos.

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

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about

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 May 20, 2014

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