Steve Lamos, drummer, percussionist and trumpet player for Illinois emo stations American football, left the group.
Lamos announced his departure on American football’s social media pages and shared a statement explaining his decision with a change in his personal circumstances.
“Over the years, my life has changed with American football. Unfortunately, I have to leave the group now, ”he wrote.
“I want to thank Mike, Holmes, Nate, Garzon and Corey; Amber, Cara and Butch; Jason, Jim, and Todd; Matt, Darcy, Seth, and others working in polyvinyl; Atiba, Damien, Evan, SB, Sarah V, Dan, Sarah T, Merrick, Logan and many other great artists and people I met through AF.
“I wish you all the best as the band moves on to the next stage. And finally, I would like to express my gratitude to the AF fans: you have provided me with amazing and wonderful experiences. I am very grateful. ”
Message from Steve Lamos: pic.twitter.com/00eq3TjAdV
– American football (@americfootball) July 16, 2021
Founded in 1997, Lamos co-founded American football with band performer Mike Kinsella and guitarist Steve Holmes. Together, they released an album of their own in 1999 – which became one of the most recognizable editions in the emo genre before it was broken the following year.
The band reformed in 2014 with the addition of Kinsella’s cousin Nate, and in 2016 and 2019 released two more albums of their own titles.
gave second version, highlighted by Hayley Williams– unique “Uncomfortable idiot”, four star review. In it, writer Tom Connick praised the eight-line LP as “a classic in intonation and a record with a future intention.”
“As long as the emo edges continue to be intact, slots between hip-hop and electronics in the popular mind, American football will remain a group that knows its traditional feelings well,” Connick continued. “It’s not nostalgic barriers anymore, American football is on top of the stakes again.”