Love Songs For Patriots

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Love Songs For Patriots
Studio album by American Music Club
Released October 2004
Recorded October 2003-March 2004
Length 61:08
Label Devil In The Woods (LP) / Merge Records (US CD) / Cooking Vinyl (UK CD)
Producer Tim Mooney / Mark Eitzel
American Music Club chronology

San Francisco
Love Songs For Patriots
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media(8.0/10) link
Rolling Stone3/5 stars link

'Love Songs For Patriots' is American Music Club's 8th album, and their first since 1994's San Francisco, and first since reforming in 2003 to considerable critical acclaim. They recorded the album in San Francisco in their spare time between day jobs and other commitments. The album's songs were all written by Mark Eitzel and many had been performed live by him in solo performances before the band's reformation. The working title of the album was You Better Watch What You Say.[1]

There were promotional singles issued to radio and press in the UK by Cooking Vinyl for "Ladies And Gentlemen", "Another Morning" and "Home", however none were released commercially.

Track listing

  1. "Ladies And Gentlemen" – 3:18
  2. "Another Morning" – 3:21
  3. "Patriot's Heart" – 6:01
  4. "Love Is" – 4:27
  5. "Job To Do" – 5:04
  6. "Only Love Can Set You Free" – 5:55
  7. "Mantovani The Mind Reader" – 4:05
  8. "Home" – 4:27
  9. "Myopic Books" – 3:31
  10. "America Loves The Minstrel Show" – 4:21
  11. "The Horseshoe Wreath In Bloom" – 4:40
  12. "Song Of The Rats Leaving The Sinking Ship" – 4:21
  13. "The Devil Needs You" – 7:37
  14. "1000 Miles – 4:17 (LP only - unlisted)


American Music Club


  1. Gil Kaufman (July 29, 2003). "American Music Club Re-Open". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 27, 2018.