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Fall Out Boy Up The Punx On New Song, Announce New Album, Chicago Concert

By Katie Karpowicz in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 30, 2013 4:20PM

Following their post-hiatus trend of "no news until we have big news," Fall Out Boy revealed Sunday night that a new album is not only on the way, but pretty much already here.

The four-piece will release Pax Am Days, an eight-song album recorded with Ryan Adams, on Oct. 15 — just seven months after their comeback album Save Rock And Roll.

Like almost any commercially successful rock band, Fall Out Boy is easy to criticize. Since the Chicago natives put an end to their three-year hiatus, they seem intent on tackling two of the band's critics' biggest gripes: Fall Out Boy has lost touch with its Chicago roots and the "punk" in FOB's brand of "pop-punk" has disappeared.

Following a string of Chicago-centric happenings — their first reunion show at Subterranean, a Naked Raygun cover with Jeff Pezzati himself during their Riot Fest performance earlier this month, a Stanley Cup photo-op during the same performance — the boys have announced an intimate show at the Metro on November 29 to benefit the Grammy Foundation, further proving they haven't forgotten the city that put them on the map.

As for the lack of "punk rawk" displayed by Pete Wentz and company as of late, Fall Out Boy's latest single "Love, Sex, Death," also released last night, is perhaps the roughest and fastest recording we've ever heard from them to date and is an intriguing, almost jarring preview of what's to come.

Pax Am Days can be purchased on Oct. 15 digitally or as part of the limited edition Save Rock and Roll re-issue. Tickets for the Nov. 29 concert at the Metro go on sale this Saturday, Oct. 5, at noon.