American Football Revisit Emo Roots With Reissue, Reunion Dates

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 04.21.14 in News

In case you didn’t get the memo, everyone’s feeling a little bit emo these days. And while it may be easy to spot the growing number of ‘revivalists’ out there, American Football have decided to bring us back to the scene’s second wave with the expanded fifteenth anniversary reissue of their self-titled debut and a couple reunion dates. While the former’s May 20 release features rare live recordings, demoes and rehearsal material, the latter includes a stop at New York’s Webster Hall on October 11 and an appearance at the Pygmalion Festival on September 28.

“Obviously, we knew the time was ripe for three middle aged dudes to play some old songs about teenage feelings,” said guitarist Steve Holmes, “and stand around tuning guitars for a long time.”

Anyone wanna take bets on who’s gonna reunite for a tour run next? We’re thinking Sunny Day Real Estate since their first single in 14 years dropped on Record Store Day. In the meantime, check out a selection from American Football’s “boombox practice sessions” below…