“It’s definitely the antithesis of ‘Save Rock and Roll’”: Fall Out Boy discuss new recordings

September 6, 2013 by TJ Horansky

“It’s definitely the antithesis of ‘Save Rock and Roll’”: Fall Out Boy discuss new recordings

A few months back, Fall Out Boy revealed that they had a "marathon" recording session with Ryan Adams in which the band recorded about nine songs over two nights.

In a recent interview with Noisey, bassist Pete Wentz and guitarist Joe Trohman elaborated on the recording process and what the new songs sound like. Trohman confirmed that the songs were heavily influenced by "late-70s, early-80s punk and hardcore stuff", and cited Black Flag, The Misfits and Dag Nasty as examples for the type of vibe they were aiming for.

Check out a clip from the interview below. You can also read the whole interview here.

"Do you see these recordings existing in antithesis to Save Rock and Roll, or more of an exercise that’s going public?

Pete Wentz: I think it was an exercise, but I do think it’s definitely the antithesis of Save Rock and Roll. Kids can say whatever, like, “Oh, where’s the guitars if you’re gonna call it Save Rock and Roll?” And there was a part of us that really wanted to withhold that. Rock and Roll needs to be challenged right now. The most Rock and Roll thing you could do is do what, like, Skrillex is doing right now. It felt good to get in there and make some noise that was what people would have thought of as standard “Rock and Roll.”

Joe Trohman: People would have expected a bunch of remixes after the album. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but this is not what people expected us to do, and that’s exciting and fun, to flip people on their head, so to speak. Also, one aspect of this that is a continuation of Save Rock and Roll was that it was an exercise in not doing as many layers of things. This is even a further distillation of that. It’s like a Black Flag record where it’s like, there’s very few tracks and everything that’s there is what’s there."

The band haven't revealed much information about how or when the songs will be released. Be sure to keep checking back at altpress.com as more details become available.

Fall Out Boy were also featured on the cover of our latest issue, in which they provided an exclusive oral history behind their classic album Take This To Your Grave. Be sure to pick up a copy in stores or from altpress.com!

The band kicked off their Save Rock And Roll arena tour last night with twenty | one | pilots and Panic! At The Disco. You can check out the list of dates below.

Sept 5 - Mohegan Sun - Uncasville, CT ^
Sept 6 - Tsongas Arena - Lowell, MA ^
Sept 7 - Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NY ^
Sept 8 - Liacouras Center - Philadelphia, PA ^
Sept 10 - Patriot Center - Fairfax, VA ^
Sept 11 - Wolstein Center - Cleveland, OH ^
Sept 14 - Palace of Auburn Hills - Auburn Hills, MI ^
Sept 15 - Echo Beach at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre - Toronto, ON ^
Sept 18 - First Bank Center - Broomfield, CO ^
Sept 20 - Honda Center - Anaheim, CA ^
Sept 21 - America's Cup Pavilion - San Francisco, CA ^
Sept 22 - Valley View Casino Center - San Diego, CA ^
Sept 25 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - The Woodlands, TX ^
Sept 26 - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie - Grand Prairie, TX ^
Sept 27 - Mud Island Amphitheater - Memphis, TN ^
Sept 28 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore - Alpharetta, GA ^
Sept 29 - USF Sun Dome - Tampa, FL ^
Oct 22 - Adelaide Entertainment Centre - Adelaide #
Oct 25 - Sydney Entertainment Centre - Sydney #
Oct 26 - Festival Hall - Melbourne #
Oct 27 - Brisbane Convention Centre - Brisbane #

^ with Panic! At The Disco, twenty | one | pilots
# with British India

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