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Long-running pop-punk goofballs Blink-182 recently sat down with NME to talk about the new record that they have in the works, and if they’re not trolling us, this record sounds like a doozy.
Frontman Mark Hoppus described the new album to NME as a darker and more sonically diverse affair than California. To illustrate his point, Hoppus offered a couple of classic Blink records as comparison points.
It’s very different to California, it’s a lot more aggressive. It’s darker in theme and tone. If you liken California to Enema Of The State then this album is more like the untitled record where we are trying to experiment more, trying different sounds, and trying to expand upon what people think Blink 182 is.
According to Hoppus, Blink’s reformed trio of Travis Barker, Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba and himself have written more than 40 songs, which they’ll pare down to a new full length hopefully arriving later this year.
Until then, let’s revisit this all-timer from Blink’s self-titled.