Deluxe edition 2 LP 2014 reissue on red marbled 180-gram vinyl. Jazz influences took their effect on the short-lived emo band American Football. All through their self-titled 1999 debut album, you can hear jazz rhythm and timing while the instruments trade off solos like they are talking to each other. Yet, blended with true emo lyrics and musical styling's, the jazz flavoring makes for a one-of-a-kind experience. All of it is due to the understated creative genius of drummer and trumpeter Steve Lamos, guitar and organ player Steve Holmes and guitarist, bassist and vocalist Mike Kinsella. As a band, American Football dissolved into the history books almost as soon as their album was released, but it's success continues to grow in their absence. Fan requests for vinyl pressings were eventually acted upon, and several early editions sold out almost instantly. The now standard nationwide reissue on green vinyl remains in print. This deluxe edition comes on 2 red-marbled, 180-gram vinyl Long-Play albums. It also includes a 10-page 12" X 12" lyrics booklet.
“The most influential album in the genre.”