Finally, An Emo Record With a Built-In Tissue Box
by Rudy Sanchez on 05/05/2023 | 1 Minute Read
It’s probably been a while since you put on that studded belt and some skinny jeans. Your hair is perhaps less choppy, and you’re no longer going through a whole pencil’s worth of eyeliner.
But you don’t have to dress emo again to relive those halcyon days of your youth with an angst-filled soundtrack. MySpace still exists, and the emo-punk When We Were Young festival sold out months ahead. And now Pete Wentz of the band Fall Out Boy is adding an extra level of emo to a limited-edition release of their new album, So Much (For) Stardust.
In collaboration with art studio Brain, the new, clear-colored “Crynyl” is made with Wentz’s real tears. Additionally, the gatefold box features a blue-swirl design and a tissue dispenser. The LPs are described as “records filled with real tears for maximum emotional fidelity.”
As if listening to Fall Out Boy isn’t enough to get sad, the special Crynyl release—cue sad trombone—sold out. But Fall Out Boy is currently on a world tour with acts Alkaline Trio, Bring Me The Horizon, and New Found Glory, so you still have a chance to cry along with Wentz.