February 12, 2013

obsessed.: "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)"


My name is Mandy Curtis, I am 29 years old, and I am a Fall Out Boy fan.

There's just something so catchy about their brand of pop punk. Plus, their ridiculously long song titles and penchant for guyliner make me roll my eyes, but in a good way.

I am very excited that they are working on a new album. Here's the first song off said new album, which I have listened to probably 20+ times since its release last week. I'm obsessed.—and I'm not afraid to admit it.



And, as a special treat, one of my most favorite covers:



Turn this bad boy to eleven while you're driving on a warm day with all of your windows down. You'll thank me later.

12 comments:

  1. I won't judge. I have my fair share of what some may call musical guilty pleasures, and I would be lying if I said I didn't find some of FOB's music catchy. I prefer their earlier more pop-punk stuff but I can't begrudge bands for evolving.


    I feel like people hate on them because they're an easy joke, sort of like Justin Bieber or Nickleback (though I actually do hate their music). I guess, even if you don't like FOB's music, maybe don't make them the punchline to every joke is what I'm saying. There were plenty of similarly terrible bands from this scene to poke fun at.

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  2. Oh god, you're so not alone. I don't like them enough to consider them a guilty pleasure, but their ridiculously long song titles to pull me in. Kind of like the obligatory "I'm a university student" subtitle that worms its way into every paper ever. It's oddly catchy. And that indeed is a good cover :D

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  3. I was looking into their official genre... looking for something related to theatrical performances and what not(read: Queen). Then I came across the wiki page for Pop Punk and that was all I needed to know.

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  4. My ex-husband was really into Fallout Boy and every other artist on the Fueled By Ramen label. I know way too much about the emo scene because of him--most of which I'd like to forget. There are a couple of FOB songs I dig, though, like "Sugar We're Going Down" if only for the unintentional hilarity of the Misheard Lyrics version. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75ChxlK430M

    DROP A WHORE!

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  5. One thing about FOB: they are fun to sing on Rock Band.


    I admit to my fair share of emo rock interest in my high school/college years (*cough* also now *cough*). Looking over the Fueled by Ramen list I listened to more of them than I realized, but I always leaned more toward ska and punk. Emily loved the Ataris and she really introduced me into emo core scene and we can still do duel vocals to pretty much the entirety of Taking Back Sunday's "Tell All Your Friends" which I think is pretty awesome. I was even in an emo core band for a while in college. It was all for fun though; I never took it seriously.

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  6. I forgot the reason I was replying in the first place. That video is great. The best part is the first line of the chorus. Killed me every time.

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  7. It's an interesting mix of groups. :)

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  8. I like them a whole lot. Haha! I'm really not guilty about it, because, really, I'm very rarely embarrassed of even my most embarrassing pleasures. But I'm glad I'm not alone. :)

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  9. Oh, sure. They're definitely the butt of many jokes. But they're also so "whatevs" about it (it seems), so I have to give them props there. They are good at playing to the scene.

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  10. Aw Yiss. FOB and Panic at the Disco (who I also love) both have some hilarious Misheard Lyric videos. I like this one a whole lot: http://youtu.be/LucfKdukf10 ("... also in to cats ...")

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  11. I think taking it seriously is what gets you into the whole "Scene Wolf" situation, and no one wants that. http://i1.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/004/242/scenewolf.jpg

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