American Football announce LP3, out March 22, listen to “Silhouettes
American Football announce LP3, out March 22, listen to “Silhouettes"
Posted 12/11/2018

LP3, baby. Christmas comes a little early.

American Football is excited to announce the forthcoming release of their third full-length album, American Football, out March 22nd. Listen to the lead single "Silhouettes" now. 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. The band 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.

Enter LP3. ‘We put a lot of time and a lot of energy into it,’ says Mike. ‘We were all thoughtful about what we wanted to put out there. Last time, it was figuring out how to use all of our different arms. This time, we were like – Ok we have these arms, let’s use them.’ The band used the same producer, Jason Cupp, and recorded the album at the same studio (Arc Studios in Omaha, Nebraska) as its predecessor – yet they approached it in a markedly different way. As a result, LP3 is less obviously tethered to the band’s past than the second album. 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.

Pre-order your copy of American Football (LP3) now on limited edition Early Bird 180-gram light blue with red splatter or Deluxe 2xLP mastered at 45 RPM and pressed on 180-gram black vinyl, featuring expanded packaging & gatefold jacket with printed inner sleeves.

American Football will play a special Chicago record release show on March 30 @ The Metro. Public onsale begins Friday, December 14th @ 10am local.