Pete Wentz announces new band Black Cards. Are you excited?

Pete-WentzImage Credit: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images[Former?] Fall Out Boy Pete Wentz has quietly rolled out a new band called Black Cards via the internet over the past week (Prince does not like this); today, there’s a longer note from Wentz on, and two short streaming song clips.

The message reads, in part: “The takeover, the break is indeed over. As you may’ve read about over the last week, I’ve got a new band called Black Cards. When FOB went on hiatus, I wasn’t really sure what to do with myself. I know I wanted to keep travelling the world with my family. We had been to Jamaica recently. I spent a lot of time hanging around the beaches and I started to get inspired again… I started collaborating via email with my friend Sam [Hollander], who I knew from working on [2006 Gym Class Heroes album] ‘As Cruel as School Children’. He had been listening to a lot of old British stuff and we mashed that with the island vibe in the studio. I wanted to try a female vocalist cos I couldn’t imagine trying to replace Patrick… I know this won’t be for everyone but honestly it’s a chance for me to try something different. I remain Fall Out Boy’s #1 fan.”

You can hear snippets of the Lily Allen-ish “Club Called Heaven” and “Beating In My Chest” on the band’s site, though you won’t find anything there on the identity of the female voice fronting the dance-pop clips, or the plans for a full-length release. We’re trying to wrangle Wentz into a chat about the project — as well as unmask his collaborators — but in the meantime, Mixers, what do you think? Have you missed the Wentz? Ready to try this band, or do you just want Fall Out Boy back? And does anyone have any guesses on who’s singing?

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  • BeBe

    Not excited… Why would anyone be?

    • Will

      Pete Wentz in particular just seems like a complete d-bag.

      • lolwut

        You’re a complete d-bag.

    • Erin

      I never would have thought this but does he actually look worse without his precious eye liner?

      • greg

        you probably look like the inside of your dad’s anus.

    • Lynn

      pete wentz is a total duchebag!! I love fall out boy and i love him, but man…the black cards?? has anyone heard them yet? im gonna…

  • Good

    Those songs are super lame. I’m also surprised he didn’t collaborate with good ol’ Ashley Simpson-Wentz lol

  • SuperTrooper

    Actually not terrible songs on the website. Interested to see how the project turns out.

  • Chaz Winterbottom

    If I was a tween or listened to music on an iPod while working out at the gym I’d probably be pretty stoked for this.

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  • nodnarb

    Fred Durst: 1990s
    Pete Wentz: 2000s

  • lol

    as much as i wanted to like it…. ugh NO.

  • donkey tits mahoney

    are we sure that’s not his retarded wife singing on this drivel?

  • Catlin

    Songs don’t sound bad. People are saying that the singer is Ashlee…autotuned the heck out.

  • Briana

    That sounds like Ashlee. I own her first album……don’t judge. I was young.

  • Maria

    FTW???? Okay, first of all, even tho I’m madly obsessed with Pete so frickin much, this new music is just not his tthing. What happened to rock? I understand the whole “female vocalist and not replacing Patrick” thing, but cant you have a rock group with a female vocalist like Lacuna Coil, Flyleaf, etc?

    • 666

      stop whining already.
      flyleaf sucks anyways.

    • Lynn

      Dude, i know. im in love with patrick, pete is a d-bag for replacing him!!

  • nobody in particular

    what was mr. Wentz thinking this is something that just wasn’t ment to be the young veins were better then this

  • Mary

    My favorite thing about FOB was always the combination of Patrick’s amazing voice and Pete’s sometimes-stupid-but-still-hook-worthy lyrics. But really, no Patrick = no good.

    • Lynn

      amen sister..

  • emily

    I want fall out boy back

  • alyssa

    sounds like ashlee simpson.

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