American Don is Don Caballero's fifth full-length release and fourth proper studio album, but many fans consider it the group's final album due to the falling out between Ian Williams and Damon Che, the group's creative core, after the release of the album. Che is actually the only original member of Don Caballero to play on this and all subsequent recordings.
The photos of car accidents in the CD booklet proved prophetic, as this lineup of Don Caballero disbanded after being involved in a van accident while touring in support of American Don. Singer/guitarist Fred Weaver was the opening act on this tour and his exhaustive tour diary was published in issue 16 of Chunklet as "The Dark Final Days of Don Caballero".
Pitchfork rated American Don 7.5 out of 10.