It's been 17 years since the Urbana, Ill., emo group American Football released its self-titled debut album. In the years since, fans have elevated the group and its sole release to legendary status, anxiously awaiting any kind of follow-up. Today, the members of American Football announced that the wait is over: They've got a new record coming Oct. 21 (it's also self-titled) and a beautifully wistful new song called "Ive Been So Lost For So Long."
Mike and Nate Kinsella reunited as American Football with Steve Lamos and Steve Holmes in 2014. The group recorded their new album in April at ARC Studios in Omaha, Neb., and SHIRK Studios in Chicago, and will play a series of album release shows in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and London over the coming months.