Short-lived but influential emo icons American Football recently announced their second album, titled American Football, which will be released on October 21, via Polyvinyl. The band initially released one track, “I’ve Been Lost for So Long,” which they’re now following up with another new track, titled “Give Me the Gun.” The song premiered via NPR, where the band spoke about the song. It’s a dreamy and intricate track with lots of the hypnotic instrumentation the band is known for, with a nod to another classic band.
“This song is just me checking in on a distressed loved one,” says the band’s Mike Kinsella, “done in my best Bernard Sumner impersonation.”
Listen to the American Football “Give Me the Gun” stream below.
American Football American Football tracklist:
1 Where Are We Now?
2 My Instincts Are the Enemy
3 Home Is Where the Haunt Is
4 Born to Lose
5 I’ve Been So Lost for So Long
6 Give Me the Gun
7 I Need a Drink (or Two or Three)
8 Desire Gets in the Way
9 Everyone Is Dressed Up