AMERICAN FOOTBALL announce ‘Rare Symmetry’/’Fade Into You’ 10″

AMERICAN FOOTBALL announce 'Rare Symmetry'/'Fade Into You' 10"

Today, the legendary American Football announce the release of their first new music since their acclaimed third self-titled album in 2019 in the guise of a new 10″ including a brand new song ‘Rare Symmetry’ b/w a cover of Mazzy Star’s 1994 hit ‘Fade Into You’. Both songs are available to listen to now digitally with a physical release on June 10th via Big Scary Monsters.

On the single, American Football (Mike Kinsella, Nate Kinsella, Steve Holmes) expand on the dense beauty of LP3 with ‘Rare Symmetry’ incorporating chiming vibraphones, intricate picking patterns and devastating lyrics. The B-side, meanwhile, finds the band offering up a dazzling cover of ‘Fade Into You’, with Miya Folick contributing vocals. Both tracks feature the iconic, jazz-infused drumming of former founding member Steve Lamos, who played on these songs before announcing his departure earlier this year.

Listen to ‘Rare Symmetry’ and ‘Fade Into You’ BELOW:

After quietly releasing their self-titled debut album in 1999 while still in college, American Football disbanded after the album’s release to focus on other projects, only to reunite 15 years later to a fanbase that had been consistently growing throughout the underground/emo scene. The album later appeared on Rolling Stone’s 40 Greatest Emo Albums of All Time list at #6, with Pitchfork giving its deluxe reissue the Best New Reissue title, calling it the “most influential album in the genre.”

The reunion was followed by two more self-titled full-length albums (LP2 and LP3), collaborations with the likes of Paramore’s Hayley Williams, San Holo, boyband and others, as well as numerous sold-out world tours.

American Football is Steve Holmes (guitar), Mike Kinsella (vocals, guitar) and Nate Kinsella (bass

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