American Football is definitely crushing what it means to return after a long period away. Casting aside the emo sound for a more indie rock feel,they certainly prove what time can do positively for a band’s sound. While LP III is still on most people’s record players, their new video for their song “Every Wave to Ever Rise” offers a different side to what the indie rockers have done in the past in terms of visual aesthetic.
The video, much like the song is a feast of sorts. Where the song offers a softer and melodic side to the band, the stop motion animation on the video is intricate and endearing. The paper figures look at a world around them with a rabbit who seems to see the grander picture. The short narrative has a power to it, steeped in a world of yesterday yet still magical and beautiful in its storytelling.
The video can be viewed above or on YouTube, LP III is available for purchased directly from Polyvinyl Records. American Football is on tour May 10 in Meyer, AZ at FORM Arcosanti until July 27 in Yuzawa, Niigata Prefecture Japan at Fuji Rock Festival. Their tour dates can all be found here.
Image Credits: Photo by Andy De Santis.