Noisey has posted The Complete Oral History of American Football.
American Football’s origins can be traced to the humble Chicago suburb of Wheeling, Illinois where Mike Kinsella and Steve Holmes grew up playing in bands and learning to play guitar while Steve Lamos was playing horn instruments in polka bands with his father in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

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Blake Solomon on 02/02/16 - 10:50 AM
American Football have announced two dates on the west coast.
Jason Tate on 12/09/15 - 12:12 PM
American Football's debut EP came out 17 years ago today.

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Jason Tate on 10/06/15 - 12:04 PM
The (always great) Song Exploder podcast has a new episode with American Football.
In this episode, Mike Kinsella, Steve Holmes, and Steve Lamos of American Football break down the first song they wrote together, “The One with the Tambourine,” from their self-titled EP. They talk about being influenced by the Chicago music scene of the ‘90s, and how they combined alternative tunings, unconventional time signatures, and naiveté to craft their sound.
Jason Tate on 09/03/15 - 05:45 PM
American Football's set at Reading Festival 2015 can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 08/31/15 - 01:02 PM
Hit the replies for an interview with American Football where they mention they may record another album.

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Jason Tate on 08/31/15 - 12:42 PM
Zane Lowe just revealed a huge chunk of this year's Reading and Leeds festivals on the BBC Radio 1 including the third headliner in the form of The Libertines. Other acts announced include Kendrick Lamar, American Football, The Cribs, New Found Glory, Rae Sremmurd, Bring Me The Horizon and of course, The Maccabees. Hit the replies to see the poster with the line up so far.
Kyle Huntington on 02/24/15 - 12:29 PM
Hit the replies for a video of American Football performing "Summer Ends" live at Webster Hall.

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Jason Tate on 02/11/15 - 02:58 PM
American Football talked with COS about their reunion and the chance of new music ... the video interview is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 01/20/15 - 01:29 PM
American Football opened up a new online store.

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Jason Tate on 01/16/15 - 01:07 PM
The house on the cover of American Football's album is up for rent.

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Jason Tate on 01/13/15 - 01:57 PM
American Football appeared and played acoustic versions of a few songs on today's episode of Comedy Bang Bang.

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Jason Tate on 01/08/15 - 12:33 PM
American Football have released a live video of "Never Meant" from their NYC shows at Webster Hall. It's in the replies.
Jason Tate on 12/26/14 - 12:45 PM
American Football have announced three UK dates. More information is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 11/21/14 - 01:32 PM
American Football have announced four shows in Chicago. Dates in the replies.
Jason Tate on 09/29/14 - 11:57 AM
American Football recently stopped by the AV Club and covered Elvis Costello. You can watch it here.
Ryan Dennehy on 09/24/14 - 11:25 AM
Grab a free download of I Am Shark's Confessions Under Water Vol. 3 compilation. It features the likes of American Football, '68, Weatherbox, Rust Belt Lights and more.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/17/14 - 05:25 PM
American Football played their first show in 15 years last night for a secret show in Chicago. You can check out a video of the band playing "Never Meant" in the replies.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 08/03/14 - 05:14 PM
American Football will be playing two California shows in December.
Jason Tate on 06/23/14 - 11:25 AM
American Football have finally released a music video for what is probably the best emo song of all time, "Never Meant". Head to replies to check it out. BRB, just going to cry for a little while.
Kelly Doherty on 06/05/14 - 07:59 AM
Soundsupply has a new drop centered around Mike Kinsella - featuring American Football's self-titled, Owls' Two, Owen's Ghost Town and No Good For No One Now, Their / They're / There's self-titled and The One Up Downstairs' self-titled - for only $10.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/28/14 - 09:49 AM
Pitchfork is streaming the deluxe reissue of American Football's self-titled album.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/12/14 - 12:07 PM
American Football have added a third reunion show to Webster hall.
Jason Tate on 04/29/14 - 10:46 AM
Don't need much but the headline here. Happy Friday!
Since, cash is at a low, and my tears are at a high, I'm trading a water-bottle filled with my own tears for a ticket to go see American Football. These tears are 100% authentic, and are produced from myself by listening to only American Football and other Mike Kinsella projects (Owen, Joan of Arc, Their / They're / There, Owls, Cap N' Jazz etc.) Serious inquiries only.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/25/14 - 12:57 PM
American Football have added a second New York date to their upcoming shows. Dates in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/25/14 - 10:45 AM
American Football has reunited and will be playing two shows this fall: one on Sept. 28 in Urbana-Champaign, IL, at the Pygmalion Music Festival, and one on Oct. 11 at New York City's Webster Hall. To recap: this is what the website countdown was leading to, the repress of their self-titled LP is up for preorder now, and the band has an old/new song streaming now.
"Obviously, we knew the time was ripe for three middle aged dudes to play some old songs about teenage feelings, and stand around tuning guitars for a long time." - guitarist Steve Holmes
Thomas Nassiff on 04/21/14 - 07:48 AM
Check the replies to stream "The 7's" from American Football, one of the first songs the band ever wrote.
The song was among the very first we wrote (and uses another alternate tuning we only utilized once elsewhere: EBD#EBE). It also used to be our standard set closer until we wrote “Stay Home” and dropped it from the set. We briefly considered recording this for the album, but we ran out of time in the studio, and we weren’t sure that it really fit in with the other songs we had on the record.
Jason Tate on 04/08/14 - 10:49 AM
American Football has a new countdown timer on their website.

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Jason Tate on 04/02/14 - 11:16 AM
American Football's self-titled full-length has received a deluxe edition reissue. The 19-song tracklisting, which can be seen below, features demos, unreleased songs, live tracks and more. It's available now via Polyvinyl.

1. Never Meant
2. The Summer Ends
3. Honestly?
4. For Sure
5. You Know I Should Be Leaving Soon
6. But the Regrets Are Killing Me
7. I'll See You When We're Both Not So Emotional
8. Stay Home
9. The One With The Wurlitzer
10. Intro [Live at the Blind Pig, Champaign, IL, 1997]
11. Five Silent Miles [Live at the Blind Pig, Champaign, IL, 1997]
12. Untitled #1 (The One with the Trumpet) [Boombox Practice Session, 1998]
13. Untitled #2...
Thomas Nassiff on 03/20/14 - 12:53 PM
Mike Kinsella confirmed in a podcast with Washed Up Emo that American Football’s self-titled full-length album will be re-issued this year via Polyvinyl with unheard demos.

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Jason Tate on 01/28/14 - 11:38 AM
Polyvinyl Records just received a cassette tape of old American Football tracks that they are starting to digitize.
From Polyvinyl RecordsJust got a package from Steve Holmes (American Football) w/ 7 old cassettes full of AF gems. Some songs are unreleased, some are boom box practices. Let the digitizing begin!

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Keagan Ilvonen on 10/11/12 - 04:44 PM
Watch this week's Transit Thursday cover, "Never Meant" by American Football, in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/21/11 - 06:03 AM
It's cold, windy, pouring rain and once this storm front passes through, it will drop to winter coats and chilly nights. I've decided to leave my bed only to take out my copy of American Football's self-titled and let its tracks flood my small apartment while I work a bit. In Urbana, Illinois, guitarist/bassist/vocalist Mike Kinsella, guitarist Steve Holmes and drummer Steve Lamos painted a picture that was worthy of gracing the roof of a chapel, landscaped in horns, easy drumming and guitar lines that carried the listener through. The band only released one full-length and one EP, and Mike Kinsella has since moved on to his solo project as Owen, but checking out Owen's latest discs, At...
Adam Pfleider on 10/21/09 - 10:20 AM
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