American Football - American Football (LP1) [FULL ALBUM STREAM]
American Football’s influential debut album (lovingly known as LP1) will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its unassuming release on September 14, 2019. The band’s eponymous first full-length showcases cleanly picked guitars, intricate drumming, and the vocals of Mike Kinsella (Owen, Joan of Arc, Cap'n Jazz). The band, made up of Kinsella, Steve Holmes, and Steve Lamos recorded at Private Studios in Champaign-Urbana with Brendan Gamble.
1. Never Meant (0:00)
2. The Summer Ends (4:28)
3. Honestly? (9:14)
4. For Sure (15:24)
5. You Know I Should Be Leaving Soon (18:40)
6. But The Regrets Are Killing Me (22:23)
7. I’ll See You When We're Both Not So Emotional (26:18)
8. Stay Home (30:01)
9. The One With The Wurlitzer (38:11)
American Football made an EP and a self-titled album in the late '90s that didn't garner tons of attention at the time of their releases, but in the years that followed, the sparse and emotional sound the trio created became an influential emo touchstone. Their stature grew, and when they reunited in 2014 for a handful of shows, the outpouring of love and support they received spurred them to make the reunion a more permanent venture. The group's new albums in the second half of the 2010s captured the spirit of their earlier work but added the gravitas of time passed, as well as a new sense of sonic experimentation on 2019's LP3.