Panic! at the Disco, 'Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die': Fall Music Preview 2013

Panic! at the Disco
Alex Kirzhner

Release Date: Oct. 8
Label: Fueled by Ramen

Eight years after it stormed the "Total Request Live" countdown with mascara-­gunked pop-punk and capricious punctuation, Panic! at the Disco demonstrates life after hype with an ambitious fourth album. "Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die" takes its name from a Hunter S. Thompson quote and its concepts from that writer's great muse and lead singer Brendon Urie's hometown. "Las Vegas is a big character in this album," he says. "I came back to the city that I grew up in and for some reason made me so bitter when I was 17. It was cathartic."

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