American Football ready reissue, reunion shows (2014)

This fall the influential late ’90s indie rock trio American Football – Mike Kinsella (Cap’n Jazz, Owen, Owls), Steve Lamos, and Steve Holmes – will reunite for their first live shows since disbanding 15 years ago. The band will play September 28 at The Pygmalion Festival in Champaign/Urbana, IL, the site of the band’s formation and home of Polyvinyl Records, the storied indie label who released their original EP and self-titled full-length album. On October 11 American Football visit New York City for a show at Webster Hall. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, April 25th via
Upcoming Reunion Shows:
September 28th – Champaign/Urbana, IL – The Pygmalion Festival
October 11th – New York, NY – Webster Hall
The reunion shows are preceded by the May 20 reissue of American Football’s seminal self-titled 1999 release. Available on 2xLP, 2xCD, cassette tape, and digital formats, the American Football (Deluxe Edition) reissue features an album’s worth of rare live recordings, demos, and practice sessions (in which the group rehearsed material they never recorded elsewhere) to complement the original record. Beautifully expanded packaging incorporates new photographs from Chris Strong along with lyrics, detailed liner notes written by the band, and never-before-seen band pictures.
Pre-Order American Football (Deluxe Edition) via Polyvinyl Records
Stream “The 7’s [Live At The Blind Pig, Champaign, IL, 1997]” on SoundCloud
Stream “Untitled #1 (The One With The Trumpet) [Boombox Practice Session, 1998]”
on SoundCloud