American Football (Blue Smoke Vinyl)
American Football's first album showcases cleanly picked guitars, intricate drumming, and the vocals of Mike Kinsella (Owen, Cap'n Jazz). The band, made up of Kinsella, Steve Holmes and Steve Lamos rooted itself in Champaign and recorded this album at Private Studios with Brendan Gamble (Braid).
Despite little touring and with only an EP behind them, these nine songs highlight the trio's uncanny songwriting abilities.
Released in 1999, the album was first pressed on vinyl in 2004 after receiving hundreds of requests.