Published Nov 24, 2014After a few years off, punky pop group Fall Out Boy returned in 2013 to Save Rock and Roll. Having branched out by working with Ryan Adams, they have now announced another new album. American Beauty/American Psycho will be out on January 20 via DCD2/Island Records.
The band unveiled the album with a peculiar and cryptic post on their social media accounts. The Henry Miller-quoting writeup doesn't offer much in terms of concrete information, but it does indicate that they worked with French electronic musician SebastiAn.
The announcement also hints that the band might be revisiting their past for this album. It reads:
we thought about where this all began but razing it and starting again. so we reached out to a kindred spirit in sebastiAn — from the past he mined some of the future. the mission is the heart pure and simple as it can be — distilled but never fragmented or disguised. through these experiments, that were sometimes lost in translation, we persevered — "they tried to bury us but they didnt realize we were seeds"…
You can read the entire announcement here.
Pre-orders will begin on December 15. At that time, several songs will be made available as instant downloads, including the title track.
The album's title track was premiered on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio One show today (November 24), and you can hear a radio rip of the cut below. It will be released digitally on December 8.