100 Gecs discuss collaborating with Fall Out Boy on new album: “We were like, beautiful”

"Here's the thing with Fall Out Boy, it never stopped hitting"

100 Gecs have discussed collaborating with Fall Out Boy on their new remix album.

The pop-punk band appear on a new version of ‘hand crushed by a mallet’, which features on Gecs’ new album ‘1000 Gecs & the Tree of Clues’, a remixed version of their 2019 album ‘1000 Gecs’.

Speaking to NME about the new link-up, the duo’s Laura Les said: “We had a meeting or we’d just met up with Pete [Wentz] talked, and he was asking us would we possibly want to do something, just being very vague.

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“We were like, yeah, yeah, totally, we’re both fans. And then just days later we just got a text message with a Zip folder of Patrick Stump vocals we were like, beautiful.”

Speaking of her enduring love of Fall Out Boy, Les added: “I was just a dork. I just liked Limewire and downloading shit. I bumped like the same five Fall Out Boy songs that everybody did.

“But over time I have grown into a bigger Fall Out Boy fan for sure than I was when I was in sixth grade. ‘Dance, Dance’ was still hitting though. I was like, I love that.”

“It still hits to this day,” Gecs’ Dylan Brady added, before Laura affirmed: “It never stopped hitting is the thing. Here’s the thing with Fall Out Boy, it never stopped hitting.”

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Reviewing ‘1000 Gecs & the Tree of Clues’, which also features the likes of Charli XCX, Tommy Cash and Hannah Diamond, NME wrote: “No sound is off limits in the glitchy, genre-splicing world of 100 Gecs: Dylan Brady and Laura Les filter jarring sonics into a DIY blender to see what undefinable concoction materialises,” adding that the album provides “an exhilarating snapshot of pop’s alternative future”.

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