So there was a new Fall Out Boy record that was supposed to come out on the glorious day when American citizens elect their next president, allowing for big time emo commentary on the State Of Our World, Which Is Not Very Good. Something like that. I confess that ever since I quit Idolator-ing full-time I have somewhat lost track of the comings and goings of Maura’s favorite band (Ed. second-favorite band after Nelson and the Instant Composers Pool, thank you) and since the VP debate, I’ve sort of tried to purposefully lose track of what’s going on with the election. Anyway, that Fall Out Boy record is now notcoming out on Election Day because the band has realized it’s a VERY IMPORTANT DAY for a world where bankers are about to start showing up to work in loincloths. Instead the album is coming out… well, the band isn’t quite sure when it’s coming out. But be assured that the delay is due to “reasons that suit [the band's] ideals and are unselfish” and will include an “extensive preorder campaign that will take into account the current state of our economy,” possibly by including canned goods or a recycled mustard bottle full of unleaded with each purchase. The band members would also like you to know that, despite their on-record admissions of being decent-minded liberal humanists, they’re not telling anyone to wear a specific campaign button, okay?
While we have all individually expressed our positions on the candidates that we support we feel that many of the interviews and press for the record have skewed us into a partisan band. While it may be obvious where we stand. We never intended to be the band that shoved our ideas down peoples throats. We only hope people look at the bigger picture and investigate the issues further on their own.
While personally I feel this is a mushy-headed way to look like you’re encouraging active participation while avoiding the hard work of taking a stance–sort of along the lines of that specious McDonald’s “Vote: Any Reason Is A Good Reason” campaign I see on the sides of buses; you sure about that, Mayor McCheese?–fair enough, boys. Unfortunately FOB’s attempt to not draw attention away from the election may have backfired with its underage fans:
i am soooooooooooo dissapointed
probably more thna the rest of u guys because the album was goin to come out on my BIRTHDAY i was soooo exited it was liek fate… but now :(:(
stupid american elections! damn you democracy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted at 1:52pm on October 13th, 2008 by bigmac93
Stupid American elections, indeed! Call me when it’s Nov. 5.
An Important Message from Fall Out Boy… [Fall Out Boy official site]