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Rare Symmetry / Fade Into You

by American Football

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KazzyBunny
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KazzyBunny Another absolute masterpiece by American Football. Favorite track: Rare Symmetry.
Luky Wiranda
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Luky Wiranda This track makes me feel surreal, but really love it all of the tracks! Favorite track: Fade Into You.
jb💐
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jb💐 rare symmetry is probably my favourite song from AF, apart from a couple pre-reunion. i think it's the perfect amalgamation of everything they're capable of, tender and potent vocals, beautiful guitar interplay, melodic, moving bass, and lamos' angular, driving drum rhythms. all infused with the dreampop and atmospheric sounds they've been growing since LP3, a stronger embrace of jazz influence, perfectly blended with the intricate emo they're known for. also the best cover of fade into you ever
dominikgray
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dominikgray These two new songs are a gift! Favorite track: Fade Into You.
Artwood
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Artwood man so sad to see Lamos go, I cant see how the band can continue without him.. Favorite track: Fade Into You.
micaragua
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micaragua This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful these songs were still available for purchase with vinyl since I’d forgotten.

Two of AF’s best.
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You’re the perfect patient Sick inside and out Rare symmetry truly wasted A weak appetite stuck in your mouth Poor Jane Doe You don’t know who you are But strangers blush when you walk by As if their blood needs to see you As much as I do You’re the perfect patient Sick inside and out I know how you long to exist invisibly Or at least mirrorless Poor Jane Doe I honestly don’t know where you are I searched every room It was only echoes... You’re the perfect patient Sick inside and out I can’t be your medication Or your therapist’s couch You paint the walls of your life white Your pain becomes a gallery The hardest parts works of art
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I want to hold the hand inside you I want to take a breath that’s true I look to you and I see nothing I look to you to see the truth You live your life, you go in shadows You’ll come apart and you’ll go blind Some kind of night into your darkness Colors your eyes with what’s not there Fade into you Strange you never knew Fade into you I think it’s strange you never knew A stranger’s light comes on slowly A stranger’s heart without a home You put your hands into your head And then its smiles cover your heart Fade into you Strange you never knew Fade into you I think it’s strange you never knew Fade into you Strange you never knew Fade into you I think it’s strange you never knew I think it’s strange you never knew

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After quietly releasing their self-titled debut album in 1999 while still in college, American Football disbanded after the album’s release to focus on other projects, only to reunite 15 years later to a fanbase that had been consistently growing throughout the underground / emo scene. The album later appeared on Rolling Stone’s “40 Greatest Emo Albums of All Time” list at #6, with Pitchfork giving its deluxe reissue the “Best New Reissue” title, calling it the “most influential album in the genre.” The reunion was followed by 2 more self-titled full-length albums (LP2 and LP3), collaborations with the likes of Paramore’s Hayley Williams, San Holo, boyband and others, as well as numerous sold-out world tours.

On the Rare Symmetry / Fade Into You 10” single, American Football (Mike Kinsella, Nate Kinsella, Steve Holmes) expand on the dense beauty of LP3 with “Rare Symmetry”, incorporating chiming vibraphones, intricate picking patterns, and devastating lyrics. For the B-side, the band offers up a dazzling cover of Mazzy Star’s 1994 hit single, “Fade Into You,” with Miya Folick contributing vocals. Both tracks feature the iconic, jazz-infused drumming of former founding member Steve Lamos, who played on these songs before announcing his departure earlier this year.

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released December 9, 2021

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