Seminal emo band American Football share song from first album in 17 years

Listen to 'I've Been So Lost For So Long'

American Football have announced their first album in 17 years, sharing lead single ‘I’ve Been So Lost For So Long’ today.

The Illinois band released their first album ‘American Football’ in 1999 and went on to achieve cult status among emo fans.

Their second album will also be self-titled and is scheduled for release on October 21 via Polyvinyl in the U.S. and Wichita in the UK and Europe.


‘American Football’ tracklisting:

01 Where Are We Now?
02 My Instincts Are the Enemy
03 Home Is Where the Haunt Is
04 Born to Lose
05 I’ve Been So Lost for So Long
06 Give Me the Gun
07 I Need a Drink (or Two or Three)
08 Desire Gets in the Way
09 Everyone Is Dressed Up


The band is made up of Steve Holmes, Mike Kinsella, Nate Kinsella, and Steve Lamos, who originally reunited in 2014 after a 15-year hiatus.

They recorded the album earlier this year at ARC Studios in Omaha and SHIRK Studios in Chicago. It was produced by the band and Jason Cupp. American Football will play a string of dates in support of the album, which you can see below.

American Football tour dates:


29.10 Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL
28.01 Terminal 5, New York, NY
11.02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, England
25.02 The Ace Hotel Theatre, Los Angeles, CA