American Football

"Desire Gets in the Way"

BY Gregory AdamsPublished Oct 4, 2016

Ahead of American Football unveiling their second self-titled LP, which also happens to be their first new album in 17 years, the Midwestern emo outfit have offered up another intricately picked, math-minded preview. The latest reveal is titled "Desire Gets in the Way."

While rife with the band's patented, lighting-ripple twin guitar licks, a bit of Red House Painters-esque indie ambiance is pumped into the snare-slamming, bittersweet piece. Mike Kinsella voices a most emo narrative, admitting that sometimes he wears his heart on his sleeve a little too willingly ("I can't lie, I kind of like the pain").

You can tap into the jittery and cathartic anthem below, courtesy of GQ, while the next American Football full-length hits the end zone that is your ears October 21 through Polyvinyl.

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