Music news: American Football announce first album in 17 years


When emo icons American Football reunited in 2014, their itenerary included a handful of concert dates and a reissue of their only album, 1999’s American Football. New music didn’t seem to be on the radar for the trio, but that all changed with today’s announcement of the band’s first album in 17 years.

Like the debut, the new album is also titled American Football and its cover features what we are to assume is the interior of the house featured on the cover of the first album. American Football will be released on October 21 on Polyvinyl Records. The album will be released on LP, CD, cassette tape and digital and is available for pre-order in all of those formats from the label’s website.

The band also released a song from the record, “I’ve Been Lost for So Long”, which is available for streaming below.

The band has also announced four tour dates in support of the album, but tickets are not yet available for these concerts.

October 29: Chicago, Illinois – Vic Theater
January 28, 2017: New York, New York – Terminal 5
February 11, 2017: London, England – Shepherd’s Bush Empire
February 25, 2017: Los Angeles, California – The Ace Hotel Theatre



Ryan Gibbs is the music editor for The Young Folks. He is based in Newport, Rhode Island.