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Image 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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