12 January 2018
MWLMFAFS (short for My Wife Left Me For A Fidget Spinner) is the fourth studio album by Massachusetts comedy rock boyband Rectus Abdominus. The album was recorded between September 2017 and January 2018, being finished only days before its release on January 12, 2018. The album comes off the tail of an extremely brief breakup in late August 2017 after the release of their third album, The New Religion. The band was inspired to return to the studio after a rough demo of a new song called "Certificate Of Swag" was leaked onto SoundCloud in early September to widespread monumental praise. Although the title track was written and recorded by keyboardist and co-lead vocalist Cameron Masse, and guitarist and co-lead vocalist Jackson The Epic later in September, official recording sessions for the album began on October 12, 2017. The album was announced later that month and was given the release date of November 24, which was then delayed to December 15, then finally to January 12. MWLMFAFS shows the band continuing their winning streak that was sparked by their previous album, The New Religion, spawning the fan favorites "Bike Wife" and "Certificate Of Swag", as well as the surprise smash hit "All My Friends Are Gay Communists". The album's sessions were plagued with conflict, often about what songs would make it onto the album and about the conceptual narrative for future releases which is set up by the album's last few tracks. After the album's release, Rectus Abdominus embarked on the Interplanetary Tour in March 2018. Following the tour, plans for the band's highly anticipated follow-up were continuously delayed by more in-band conflict which eventually lead to a proper hiatus on May 31, 2018 in which the band wiped and backed out all of their social media profiles. This hiatus lead to the band members rekindling their friendships and putting their pasts behind them in order to record what would be their follow-up, Comedy Is Dead, in secret without pressure from their label or their fans.
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