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Joan of Arc announce new LP, share video; American Football share new song

Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc are always active, but it’s been a few years since they’ve released a new album. That will change with the release of He’s Got The Whole This Land Is Your Land In His Hands on January 20 via Joyful Noise. The first single is “This Must Be the Placenta,” which has a video where frontman Tim Kinsella’s brother (and former Joan of Arc member) (and current American Football and Owen member) Mike plays the role of Tim. It’s a pleasantly weird song, and pretty danceable as far as Joan of Arc songs go. Watch, and check out the album tracklist, below.

Joan of Arc have had various lineups over the years, and for this album it’s Tim Kinsella, Bobby Burg, Theo Katsaounis, Melina Ausikaitis, and Jeremy Boyle.

The band also has some imminent shows, including Knitting Factory Brooklyn this Friday (10/7) with Slam Section and Tarakaia (tickets). They also play the Chicago stop of American Football’s tour, which also has Low on the bill. Updated dates are listed below.

American Football, meanwhile, will release their first album since 1999 on October 21 via Polyvinyl. After already releasing two of its songs, they returned with a third, “Desire Gets in the Way.” It’s keeping hopes pretty high for this album. Listen below.

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He’s Got the Whole This Land is Your Land in His Hands Tracklist
01 Smooshed that Cocoon
02 This Must Be The Placenta
03 Stranged That Egg Yolk
04 Full Moon and Rainbo Repair
05 Cha Cha Cha Chakra
06 Grange Hex Stream
07 Two-Toothed Troll
08 New Wave Hippies
09 Never Wintersbone You
10 F is for Fake
11 Ta-ta Terrordome

Joan of Arc — 2016 Tour Dates
10/6/16: Cleveland, Ohio (Grog Shop)
10/7/16: Brooklyn, NY (Knitting Factory)
10/8/16: Philadelphia, PA (The Boot And Saddle)
10/9/16: Pittsburgh, PA (Brillobox)
10/29/16: Chicago, IL (VIc Theatre) w/ American Football and Low

American Football — 2016/2017 Tour Dates
Oct 29, 2016 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre w/ Joan of Arc and Low
Jan 28, 2017 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
Feb 11, 2017 – London, UK @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Feb 25, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Ace Hotel Theatre

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