Rejoice: American Football's masterful LP3 is out now worldwide!
Rejoice: American Football's masterful LP3 is out now worldwide!
Posted 03/22/2019
The dazzling third album from the stalwarts of Midwestern emo does away the band’s self-mythology and takes bleary, bold steps toward a new dawn.” - Pitchfork (8.1)

LP3 keeps the heartsick tenderness that made the band so beloved in the first place.” - Stereogum

Familiar without submitting to nostalgia, it’s a fresh faced and dew-dropped introduction into a new chapter of American Football.” - The FADER

"The new self-titled album from a pioneering band revived by its cult following is the group’s most ethereal, atmospheric release yet.” - The Wall Street Journal

Time has always seemed to work in American Football’s favor.” - NPR Music

This modern iteration of American Football has one foot in Midwestern emo and another in lush dream pop.” - Rolling Stone

LP3 proves that the further American Football gets from the house, the more rewarding their records become.” - SPIN
Incorporating fuzzy shoegaze and metronomic post-rock, expanding the palette with rich and vibrant colours, it sounds fabulous; languid and deliberate but bursting with ideas.” - NME


American Football has changed Polyvinyl's life in an endless number of ways. To say that we are proud to work with these tremendous individuals would be an understatement. Please join us in welcoming American Football's third full-length album into the world. Listen to LP3 today on all digital outlets or find it in your local record store.

The band, whose songwriting has been so influential to a generation of musicians, raised the stakes on the writing and recording of their third effort. American Football break new ground sonically, and explore new voices too, with guest vocals from Hayley Williams of Paramore, Land of Talk’s Elizabeth Powell, and Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell.

LP3 is contemplative, rich, expressive, yet with a queasy undercurrent. It is heavy with expectancy, revealing its ideas slowly, eliciting the hidden stories people carry around with them. American Football stands as an enduring symbol of elusive emotional landscapes, where introspection can be as dramatic as confrontation.

Get your copy of American Football (LP3) from the Polyvinyl store on 180-Gram Light Blue, which includes a lyrics & photo booklet. Also available on Deluxe 2xLP mastered at 45 RPM and pressed on 180-Gram Black vinyl, featuring expanded packaging & gatefold jacket with printed inner sleeves.

Your midwest kings will hit the road this weekend for a performance at Treefort Music Fest in Boise. This spring and summer American Football will make their way across North America joined by a slew of talent on select dates including Sam Prekop, Campdogzz, illuminati hotties, Pure Bathing Culture, and Tomberlin. Upcoming tour dates are onsale now.

  • 03/23 - Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest
  • 03/30 - Chicago, IL @ Metro # [SOLD OUT]
  • 05/10 - Mayer, AZ @ FORM Arcosanti
  • 05/12 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater $
  • 05/13 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall $
  • 05/15 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom $
  • 05/16 - Vancouver, BC @ Imperial $
  • 05/17 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo $
  • 05/19 - Sain-Thérèse, Quebec @ Santa Teresa Music & Arts Festival
  • 05/21 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer %
  • 05/22 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club %
  • 05/23 - Washington, DC @ The Black Cat %
  • 05/24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw %
  • 05/25 - Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw %
  • 06/21 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall ^
  • 06/22 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall ^
  • 06/25 - Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf ^
  • 06/27 - Dallas, TX @ Trees ^
  • 06/28 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk ^
  • 06/29 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall ^
  • 07/26 - 07/28 - Niigata, Japan @ Fuji Rock Festival
# w/ Sam Prekop, Campdogzz, $ w/ illuminati hotties, % w/ Pure Bathing Culture, ^ w/ Tomberlin