In a recent email to MTV, Blink-182 singer-bassist (teenage-crush-of-mine) Mark Hoppus discussed the bands’ forthcoming EP. Let’s hope it’s better than Neighborhoods, amirite? It’s set to release December 18th and will hopefully have about 5 tracks.
As you may have heard, Blink parted ways with big label Interscope recently, and will be releasing future music endeavors independently. Hoppus commented on this as well:
“This kind of agility is exactly what we were looking for, post-label. We have ideas for songs, we get into a studio and put the ideas together, grind hard, chase that paper, and weeks later we release the songs on our own,” he wrote. “I spent last week in the studio with Travis and Tom. It was great, ideas falling everywhere. Lots of long hours spent on five new songs. … The band is in a great place creatively. Having everyone in the same room at the same time makes all the difference for us.”
The EP will be released on iTunes and through the Blink-182 website, with pre-orders expected to be posted in the next week or so. There will most likely be limited edition version as well, with holiday-themed gear. As for the sound of the new EP, drummer Travis Barker has said it’s “very folky.” Well I guess this is growing up?