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Heartbreak, melodic intricacy, and lush arrangements shape Owen’s tenth album, The Avalanche

Few indie-rock artists are more prolific than singer-songwriter Mike Kinsella, who’s been playing in Illinois bands since the late 80s, including Cap’n Jazz, Joan of Arc, and American Football. The latter band reunited in 2014 following a 14-year break and subsequently released two acclaimed albums, 2016’s American Football (or LP2) and last year’s American Football […]

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After releasing one of 2019’s best albums, American Football celebrate the 20th anniversary of an iconic emo LP

In fall 2018, user-generated Internet in-joke database Know Your Meme added a page about second-wave emo legends American Football. Funny riffs on the band’s 1999 self-titled debut album and its scene-famous cover art—a green-hued off-­center image of the Urbana house where photographer Chris Strong lived at the time—have pervaded Internet emo and indie-rock circles at […]