American Football’s seminal eponymous debut LP will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its unassuming release tomorrow on September 14th.
Polyvinyl Record Co. marks the occasion with the announcement of a collection of newly mastered and previously unreleased instrumental demos.
Year One Demos will be released on 12” vinyl and digitally on December 13th and is available for pre-order now (https://plyvnyl.co/af-20).
The recordings found on Year One Demos are a glimpse back at that inauspicious time, and according to Steve Lamos who recently re-discovered the original tape (labeled with the date May 31, 1997), is the first proper set of demos the band ever made. “My dad ‘recorded’ this in the basement of
The band will play Riot Fest in Chicago this
09/13 – Kansas City, MO @ Granada Theatre
09/14 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
09/15 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
11/02 – Camden, London, UK @ Mirrors Festival
11/03 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell (Two Shows)
11/04 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
12/29 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
12/30 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
12/31 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
- Five Silent Miles (Demo)
- Song #1 / Song #2 (Demo)
- The Summer Ends (Demo)
- For Sure (Demo)