American Football: American Football

American Football: American Football

By Jezy J. Gray

Midwestern emo legends American Football return with a companion album to their lone 1999 LP. 21 Oct 2016 // 2:20 AM

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Vast, open expanses; flowing places full of emptiness and gaps; but at the core, always one thing: life.

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The Anti-Zen of 'Thumper'

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"There is no tranquility in the music, only menace.

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