corner LP

NPR“Football, etc. is particularly thoughtful about its backwards glance, balancing twinkly guitar ballads and moody pop songs, staking its own identity in a genre that’s still discovering newness”

BUST “It wouldn’t be unfair to say that football, etc. plays the kind of heartfelt jams you might hear on an indie film…Corner is just as the name would suggest, intimate and shielded – much like the lyrics in the record – but the clean guitar lines and charming vocals act like a floodlight guiding the way forward.”

GoldFlakePaint“Displaying a heart-on-sleeve vulnerability with a goosebumps-inducing flair”

Noisey“Bright and heartfelt Midwestern rock that ‘gets you’ when you’re being a miserable and lonely bastard, but hits even harder when sung in a crowd.”

Team Reasonable “Corner is the sound of a band that has matured beyond being a “genre band.” You can still call them emo, and you’d be right. Football, etc. are much more than that though, and it’s great to see that they’re still growing.”

Drowned in Sound “With their metallic-tinged female vocals, slightly downtempo guitar jangles and seemingly endless ability to find nuanced melodies, this is a chill-out emo record – if there can be such a thing.”

Punktastic – “On the surface, ‘Corner’ is a ravishing, precisely crafted emo record from a trio who seem to manage beautiful, sharp melodies in their sleep. Dig a little deeper though, and this is a truly inventive effort. Invigoratingly honest, perfectly performed and almost violently melodic.”

God is in the TV “The album is basically good American indie performed by two female sports fans and one male. Their third album, Corner, is confident and delightful.”

Half Cloth “With emo going through a particular diffuse and tuneless phase, it’s a revalation to have Football, etc. back, considering just how good the band is at writing actual honest-to-god songs.”

Circuit Sweet“With this album, football, etc. have made the best album of their career so far and have a cracking collection of songs that will delight fans both new and old, songs that will inspire, delight and make you relate in equal measure.”

Chicago Reader – “On their third full-length, Corner, Football, Etc. sound capable of shifting concrete; they’re precise and focused—not a word often associated with the emo of yore—and they find ways to improve on the genre as it exists today.”

Free Press Houston“Possibly the band’s strongest release to date, the ten songs are full of energy and emotion, while taking their sound to a whole new place that delights anyone who gives it a spin.”

New Noise Magazine“Corner opens like an anxious wreck, but ends with a serene reminder that love can conquer.”

disappear 7″

NPR – “‘Sunday’ comes from a place of fear that shuts out the world, but Minton’s voice is clear and strong either because of or in spite of the song’s theme.”

stereogum – “They manage to find nuance in familiarity, treading the well-worn ground of treacly Midwestern rock with particular panache.”

exclaim (CAN) – “All of the songs feature airy, floating vocals and beautifully layered guitar lines”

space city rock – “Minton, in particular, is the best she’s ever been vocally, damn near flawless in the way she balances yearning and strength in her voice, seesawing back and forth in that Mineral-esque style she has.”

already heard – “Every track here epitomizes what the band have been doing best for a while now: writing gentle, yet haunting, indie tracks, filled with the tangible emotion of Minton’s vivid lyricism.”

half cloth – “Ultimately, the EP itself becomes an experiment in mood, a concept album of sorts devoted to modern emo at its most measured and judiciously arranged.”

AV club

funeral sounds

36 vultures

new noise magazine

signal modulator

the punk archive (UK)

manual dexterity

rock freaks (DEN)

audible LP

punknews – “…the storytelling of Audible is outstanding. It increases exponentially per track and as the album rounds out, everything fits like a puzzle and takes your breath away.”

is this thing on?  (UK) – “It’s hard to think of a band that plays this type of music as well as Football, etc. They are the ultimate indie emo band currently playing.”

alternative press – “…this is the work of an accomplished and earnest band—not least album finale “Return,” an epic, slow-burning ode to the comfort of companionship—past or current—which extends into the sort of widescreen musical vistas that Explosions In The Sky do so well.”

zine & not heard (UK) – “Audible is a perfect mix of heart, vulnerability and goose bump inducing talent.”

collective zine (UK) – “This record is utterly beautiful. As expected, it’s a Football, etc.-sounding record – thick basslines, Lindsay’s lingering vocals and the sad topics of the lyrics. However, it’s just a little bit prettier, a little bit twinklier here and there, and the production is fantastic – it sounds huge.”

dead press (UK)

manual dexterity (print)


the alternative tone

golden mixtape


sputnik music

split 7″ with plaids

collective zine (UK) – “I’m loving the riff on this one and it’s so nicely paced….There is a heap of expectation on them with the follow-up to “The Draft” but if this is a sign of what to expect then they will be putting out another superb album.”

team reasonable


split tape with square business

collective zine (UK) – “Football and the etceteras are slowly evolving their sound, no dramatic changes but it does feel a touch different to the LP, but it is still all about the lingering vocals and prominent bass lines. I dig it, always. Delightful.”

is this thing on? (UK) – “The Football, etc side is pure Football, etc. 3 songs that totally live up to their full length.”

zine and not heard (UK) (print)

the draft LP
space city rock – “for dragging me back to the mid-’90s and reassuring me that I’m not misremembering the way it used to be back then, I have to say it: I freaking love this band.”

born to run (away) – “wow, what a giant step for Football, etc. this is! […] It really is the perfect progression for the band.”

music liberation – “a pleasant mix of the melodic-emo of bands like The Appleseed Cast, the shoegazing indie-pop of The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, and the post-art-punk of Pretty Girls Make Graves”

mad mackerel – “indie-pop of the most infectious and sparklingly memorable kind.”

oh so fresh!- “The trio from Houston have soft vocals over energetic guitars that will captivate you from one listen.”

make my heart an instrument – Kyle Fischer of Rainer Maria’s blog

phrequency (WKDU blog) – #2 on TOP SPINS: February 14th-Feb 20th, 2011

houston press – album review + interview

the noise filter

manual dexterity

peterborough evening telegraph (UK)

huddersfield daily examiner (UK)

congleton chronicle (UK)

team reasonable

away game 7″
7inches- “It has the unlikely sound of a band succeeding at adding vocals to epic Explosions, or Don Cab tracks that are somehow equally as compelling.”

star beat music- “This is a record you listen to with your eyes closed, so you can pay attention to every wonderful sound.”

the byke rack- “Lindsey Minton’s voice is nothing short of heavenly […] infectious guitar lines, meticulous drumming and overall stronger songwriting in general. A big step up from a band already known for writing clever, memorable tunes”


scene point blank

nostalgia for infinity

split 7″ with empire!empire!
collective-zine UK- “Soft vocals merge nicely with the layers of jangly guitars making a big hug of a sound.”

rock and roll meandering nonsense- “They serve their indie up with decidedly less overt pop sheen […] giving it a beautiful earthy life that eludes the formula.”

first down ep
dryvetyme onlyne- “the music itself has a very fresh swagger to it […] a savory mix of fist-pumping with closed-eyed sway”

houston press- “loaded with the kind of springy bass lines, off-pitch vocals and gnarled guitar that prompted Collective Zine UK to liken the local trio to mid-’90s Wisconsin emo trailblazers Rainer Maria, and we see no reason to disagree.”

writing in basic UK- “a more poppy Jejune with a little PJ Harvey on the vocals.”

violent tango blog- “lindsay’s lackadaisical, slightly off-key vocals are as infectious as the bouncy melodies.”

sound as language heads up!

collective-zine UK

were so indie blog


scene better days – interview

sound in the signals – interview

anthem albums – interview (english)

anthem albums – interview (portuguese)

casual friday – interview

houston press – 11 best houston releases of 2013

houston press – 10 houston acts you should be listening to

LP hoopla – interview

swimmingly – interview

zine and not heard- emos still got it

free press houston – interview

manual dexterity – interview

scottish sun – interview (UK)

burton mail – interview (UK)

ipswich evening star – interview (UK)

team reasonable: emo is not dead

sound as language spotlight

feriadoenelsol blog