Only a glance at the vast catalogs of cousins Mike and Nate Kinsella shows how wide their musical interests have always been, from the idiosyncratic experiments of Nate’s Birthmark and his time in the great Make Believe to Mike’s twisting path among Cap’n Jazz and Owen. But at least right now, Nate and Mike’s most recognizable work together may be their contributions to American Football, a band that entered its celebrated second act after a 14-year absence, just in time for a vaunted emo revival.
Now, Mike and Nate Kinsella have announced their self-titled debut album as LIES, and have released new single “Resurrection” to accompany the news.
Knifeplay spent three years worrying over and tinkering with the songs on Animal Drowning, and it shows. Recorded with Philly indie rock whisperer Jeff Zeigler, the band’s sophomore album is perfectly executed shoegaze: hypnotic and bleak and impossibly beautiful. The band owes much to legends of the genre like My Bloody Valentine and Cocteau Twins, but their influences run deeper — to emo greats American Football and slowcore staples Duster. Animal Drowning is harrowing but calming, and it contains so many rippling effects and small but significant touches that you simply must lean in and listen closely.
American Football are back with two new singles, “Rare Symmetry” and a cover of Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You” featuring Miya Folick on guest vocals. These will be the last two recordings American Football do with founding member and drummer/trumpeter Steve Lamos, who announced that he was leaving the band earlier this year after two decades.
Units cada dilluns per la música. Divus Julius té preparada la maleta per la sessió de demà. Estrenarem el més nou de The Chemical Brothers, American Football, Sleaford Mods, Girlpool, Beirut i Fat White Family entre d’altres. A més us presentarem a Abc Dialect, Chelou, Heirloom, Martha o Amyl and The Sniffers. Us informarem sobre els guanyadors del BBC Sound 2019 i del nou llibre de l’enfant terrible de les lletres franceses, el polèmic Michel Houellebecq.
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