If you’ve ever wanted to see Mike Kinsella wearing eyeliner, then today is the day and your wishes have come true. In an over-the-top, overly dramatic show of humor and weirdly genuine display of emotions, American Football has put out a sweet and funny music video for “I’ve Been So Lost For So Long,” off of their long anticipated and highly celebrated recent release, American Football (LP2).
As the title suggests, the characters in the video all struggle with not fitting in, or fitting out of place with the expectations of those around them. As much as we’ve seen children in dark makeup and clothing turning out not to be what their parents wanted, we also see a very comical-looking Mike Kinsella in a spiked leather collar and tight black pants wishing his “normal” son would have something in common with him. Or, as the description of the video so nicely puts it, “that father and son relationships are the same no matter which generation is wearing the make-up.”
American Football will be touring in Japan, Europe, and the United Kingdom over the next few months, along with some US dates sprinkled throughout. You can view a list of tour dates here, and make sure to listen to LP2 and picture Mike Kinsella wearing eyeliner the entire time.