After taking out an ad in the Chicago Tribune to begin teasing
FOB8 (their eighth album), Fall Out Boy are starting to ramp things up by
sending fans mysterious postcards from ‘Pink Seashell Beach’.
The band have also launched an accompanying website, sendingmylovefrompinkseashellbeach.com,
in the same style and branding, which cryptically states, ‘Take pleasure in the
details.’ Elsewhere on the homepage, FOB encourage fans to ‘Join us for a sneak
peek into the world’ – but they also warn, ‘Do not open before Christmas’
(which is also a lyric from their spectacularly wordy track Our Lawyer Made Us Change
The Name Of This Song So We Wouldn’t Get Sued, the opening song on From Under
The Cork Tree).
As for the postcards, the back of those read: ‘I saw you in a
bright clear field. Hurricane heat in my head. The kind of pain you feel to get
good in the end. Inscribed like stone and faded by the rain: “Give up what you
love give up what you love before it does you in…”’
What does it all mean? Are there a load of new lyrics, song names
or even the album title hidden in there? And does the ‘Do not open before
Christmas’ thing mean we might actually get something before December 25? Gah!
Check out the postcards below: