American Football released their second album a year ago and we are looking back on our interview with frontman Mike Kinsella. Read our review of American Football [LP2] below and listen to the interview above!
“It took 17 years, but American Football is back with their second self-titled album. It’s new, fresh, material that feels familiar, but in a good way. I was so excited for this album, and I still am. I love this album precisely because it’s exactly what I expected and so much more: it’ a cozy sweater on an autumn day, it’s your favorite cup of coffee or tea when it’s raining outside, it’s that feeling you get when your favorite person laughs at your jokes. It’s indie-emo gold. This is the band that essentially created emo music as we know it, the band that inspired the tidal wave of music that has unfortunately become somewhat of a mockery, including bands like Dashboard Confessional, Death Cab for Cutie, Jack’s Mannequin, and so many more. Because of the 17-year gap between albums, this go around sees songs focused more on the fragility of adult relationships, the destructive power of impulse, and heartbreak when the culprit isn’t so obvious. It has a sense of listless wistfulness, twinkling guitars and confessional lyrics that characterize the genre that American Football helped create.”