Saturday, February 9, 2013
Artist of the Day: Fall Out Boy
But now, in 2013, great news has sprung! Patrick Stump has decided to grow a thick skin and return to Fall Out Boy! The same band that wrote my sixth-grade year of middle school! The same band that, along with Panic! at the Disco and Taking Back Sunday, allowed me to fall in love with music in the first place. To say I'm excited about this would be an understatement, which is why I won't be using this time to describe their music to you. I mean, come on, I know you know all the words to "Dance Dance." It's the pure rush that one gets out of listening to Fall Out Boy that still makes them endearing today; the same reason people are attending their cash-grab farce of a concert that will be hitting a major metropolitan area near you in a few months. They're snotty in a subtler way than blink-182, have slightly more substance than Sum 41 and their oh so subversive innuendo is extremely tasteful. Seriously guys, put a Fall Out Boy record on, turn it up, and have a blast. Your younger self will certainly thank you.
And yes, I do hope that they always look as rad as they do in that picture.