Pete Wentz Unveils New Band And New Song

Becky Bain | July 2, 2010 12:50 pm

Patrick Stump is doing his solo thing, and Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley are off in heavy metal group The Damned Things—so what’s Pete Wentz been up to during Fall Out Boy’s indefinite hiatus? Besides directing music videos and helping raise funds to fix the oil spill, Pete’s got himself a new band called Bl4ck C4rds (pronounced Black Cards, presumably). So is this FOB Vol. 2, or has Wentz gone in a completely new musical direction?

A snippet was posted over at the Bl4ck C4rds official site. We gave it a listen, and the catchy upbeat tune, led by an unknown (as of yet) female singer, has 1940s-retro influences and sounds straight out of a rock circus. It’s a bit hard to make out the lyrics to the verses, so we’re not sure if the tune includes Wentz’ patented puns and wordplay. It also almost sounds as though Pete, who is also a DJ, traded up his bass guitar for his turntables.

The unnamed bouncey tune is both similar to much of Fall Out Boy’s music on Folie A Deux (particularly “20 Dollar Nose Bleed”) and nothing like anything we’ve ever heard from Wentz before. It’s certainly a step up from he and Mark Hoppus’ unexciting collaboration “In Transit” from the Almost Alice soundtrack. We’re truly excited to see the rest of what Wentz has in store, and to find out who else is in this band.

“Next week things will appear on this site in a very controlled distribution,” Pete wrote on his blog about his new tracks. “If you enjoy it, keep coming back. If its not for you than we understand.”

What do you think of this poppy dance track? Are you excited to hear more, or just want the old FOB back?