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In the 15 years since its release, AMERICAN FOOTBALL’s self-titled debut full-length has quietly become one of the most fiercely beloved titles in the Polyvinyl catalog. Though the trio—MIKE KINSELLA (CAP’N JAZZ, OWEN, OWLS), STEVE LAMOS and STEVE HOLMES—only played a few shows and released just one other record (a three-song EP that preceded this full-length), their influence and legacy has steadily continued to grow in the time after they disbanded. From its now iconic artwork to the band’s unique songwriting approach (highlighted by an emphasis on shifting time signatures and sincere lyrics), American Football proves a record doesn’t become a true classic through flashiness or catering to trends, but rather the deep emotional connection it forges between the music and the listener. Both LP and CD formats include full-color booklets and a second disc with ten unreleased live tracks.