American Soccer comprise vocalist/bassist/guitarist Mike Kinsella, guitarist Steve Holmes, and drummer/trumpet participant Steve Lamos. Kinsella’s emo/post-rock pedigree contains stints with rings like Cap’n Jazz and Joan of Arc; American Soccer share an identical aesthetic, mixing jazzy tempos, pop hooks, and earnest vocals to their sound. The group released its self-titled debut EP in 1998 and its own eponymous full-length in 1999 before abruptly splitting up after just a few years of lifestyle. Kinsella continued to perform single as Owen, in addition to with his sibling Tim within the similarly elusive rock and roll group Owls. American Football’s legacy would develop pursuing their dissolution, with fresh fans finding their album since it went through different re-pressings over time. In 2014, the music group reunited for a small number of sold-out displays in N.Con.C. to commemorate the album’s 15th wedding anniversary reissue, including unreleased bonus paths and demonstration recordings. Then they got their reunion on the highway, adding Kinsella’s sibling Nate on bass and playing loaded homes in London, Tokyo, and all over the world. It proceeded to go so well how the band made a decision to record a fresh album. After composing new tracks the quartet strike the studio to get a couple months, upgrading their audio with age group and experience, but nonetheless sounding incredibly like they do on the debut. Also entitled American Soccer and released by Polyvinyl, the recording premiered in Oct of 2016.