Fall Out Boy Pressed their New Album with Tears and Included a Tissue Dispenser in the Album's Packaging
With the renewed interest in vinyl records, artists and labels have found ways to get gimmicky with their printing and packaging.
Emo titans Fall Out Boy are pressing a limited number of their new album with the band members' actual tears.
They're calling it "Crynyl."
To add to the whole thing, the special edition box set comes in a gatefold cover that includes a fully functional tissue dispenser built in.
Introducing Crynyl™, records filled with real tears for maximum emotional fidelity. So Much (For) Stardust is available for pre-order now on https://t.co/YOeEd1iBYA. pic.twitter.com/omVwWSAI8g
— Fall Out Boy (@falloutboy) May 1, 2023
As Consequence pointed out, the special edition vinyl is long sold out, which should surprise no one. But, we can still enjoy it and take some notes about ways to use packaging and printing in new and innovative ways.
This isn't even the first bodily fluid promotion we've seen over here, either.
Liquid Death created a special edition skateboard with Tony Hawk that used the skateboarding legend's actual blood in the ink.
Today, Tony Hawk sold 100 skateboards painted with his blood 🩸
Water company Liquid Death infused each of the limited-edition decks with a vial’s worth of Hawk’s DNA.
100 boards, $500 each, sold out with proceeds going to an anti-plastic nonprofit & The Skateboard Project. pic.twitter.com/MsBJrlZbrR
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) August 25, 2021
With that, and now the Crynyl, the only thing we're missing is sweat to complete the blood/sweat/tears trifecta.
We're sure it'll happen sooner or later. Maybe some sort of athletic apparel or something?
Brendan Menapace is the senior digital editor for Promo Marketing. While writing and editing stories come naturally to him, writing his own bio does not.