Pop punk heroes Fall Out Boy have released a brand new single “Centuries”. The new track is the band’s first piece of recorded material since their their latest album, Save Rock and Roll, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 on April 12, 2013. It sold over 154,000 copies in it’s first week of sales and the lead single, “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light ‘Em Up)” has already gone triple-platinum. The album ranked at #47 on TheRockRevival.com’s Top 50 Rock Albums of 2013. The band recently wrapped up their summer Monumentour with Paramore and New Politics. In an interview with Pete Wentz back in early June, the bassist and songwriter spoke to TheRockRevival.com about the band’s new material. “As far as new music goes, we haven’t officially started but we are coming up with all kinds of crazy ideas,” Wentz said. “Not necessarily like an EP or an album, but we’re far more open to doing something that people would consider to be outside our genre”. The band’s new album is tentatively due out in early 2015.
Fall Out Boy came together in Illinois in 2001. In 2003, the band inked a deal with Fueled By Ramen and released their debut album, Take This To Your Grave. The band played a handful of dates on Warped Tour in 2004, and also landed a slot at South by Southwest. The band hit pay-dirt with their sophmore effort, From Under The Corked Tree, in 2005. It debuted at #9 on the Billboard Top 200, selling over 68,000 copies in it’s first week of sales. The album quickly went double-platinum and produced three hit singles, including “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down”, which was one of the biggest songs of the decade. The album earned the band their first Grammy Award nomination for Best New Artist. The band won the Viewer’s Choice Award at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. Fall Out Boy toured on the Nintento Fusion Tour in 2005 alongside Panic! At The Disco, Motion City Soundtrack, The Starting Line, and Boys Night Out.
In 2007, Fall Out Boy released their third album, Infinity On High. The highly-anticipated album debuted at #1 on both the Billboard Top 200 and Billboard Rock Albums. The band released five singles from the album, including the smash hit “Thnks fr th Mmrs”. The album went on to achieved platinum status just one month after it’s release, selling over 260,000 units in it’s first week of sales. The band toured with support from All-American Rejects and Hawthorne Heights, and headlined the 2007 Honda Civic Tour. The band quickly returned to the studio and released Folie à Deux in 2008. After embarking on a massive headlining tour, the band went on hiatus in 2010. – by Matt Bishop