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New interview with Upset Magazine & tour photos

blink-182 spoke with Upset Magazine about their new album California, and Mark and Matt weighed in on the opening track, "Cynical:" “It does set the mood and the pace of the record; it starts off self-questioning and then Travis’ phenomenal drumming kicks in, then the guitars and it just takes off,” adds Mark. “The intro is me talking about myself and the creative process I go through every day. I start every song with this fear, thinking I’m never going to write another good song, and then we go into the studio and things fall into place. There’s a moment when you’re driving home from the studio with a brand new

Fan video from last night's live debuts of several California tracks

YouTuber Sydney Wilkinson was present at last night's tour kickoff in San Diego, and here are videos she posted of the first time ever blink has performed the following songs from California: Cynical Kings of the Weekend Los Angeles No Future Below is the performance of Cynical!  Click the links on the list above to see the other videos on Sydney's channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxRNW9JIPDs

John Feldmann's insight into California's production; tour starts tonight!

In this cool MusicRadar.com interview with California's producer John Feldmann, the energetic lead singer of Goldfinger gives interesting insight to the production of Blink-182's latest album. "One of [Blink’s] long-standing members [Tom DeLonge] left the band and there was a bunch of question marks for them as far as what their career looked like. They tried doing stuff on their own and it was coming out a bit like patchwork. "There wasn’t really a thread sonically throughout the songs they’d written. Had all that stuff come together, I wouldn’t have been considered [to produce California]. “Like Steve Jobs says,

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The ultimate California Survey!

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One of our forum regulars, Elevator, has created the ultimate “California” survey!

It is filled with questions about YOUR opinions on the new album! So far it has already surpassed 700 results! be a part of blink-182 history and take this survey! you never know, the results of this could be found by blink themselves! you’re views could be seen by the band!

The results will be announced on August 1st and we will keep you posted!

TAKE THE SURVEY HERE! 

John Feldmann Track by Track on FUSE!

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John Feldmann spoke to Fuse about the way the tracks on California came together and their meanings. We’re going to post some samples, but you can read the whole thing yourself here.

Cynical

We’re starting the album out with “This is who we are, this is what we’re doing.”

Bored To Death

My idea for the song was very much, “let’s throw everything and the kitchen sink at it.” Let’s do everything I can think of that reminds me of classic Blink: the guitar riffs, the kind of hip-hop/drum and bass songs, the half-time choruses like in “Stay Together For the Kids,” I had all these ideas and we threw them into one song with a classic Mark Hoppus lyric.

She’s Out Of Her Mind

It was song originally called “Orange County Girl.” Mark’s wife is from Orange County. We wanted to write a classic, no-brainer pop-punk song: major key, fun, happy, classic.

Los Angeles

I’d say “Los Angeles” is definitely the heaviest song on the record. We needed to experiment on the darker side of where Neighborhoods left off, where Blink-182 left off.

Sober

Mark wrote the lyrics about falling in love with his wife, being on the road, the dichotomy of having to perform and being wasted, that’s some of the most inopportune times…

Built This Pool

He played the song, the guitar came in, he said “Yeah I get it.” He played it once and was like “Is that it?” and we left it in.

No Future

My agenda was to have an album that was palatable for a generation of ADD kids. In the end, Travis was right. “No Future” could be my favorite song on the record.

Home Is Such A Lonely Place

We were talking about what the day is going to look like when we’ve had our families for so long, what’s going to happen when they leave? What are our lives going to look like when we built them around our children? He had this concept of our kids being gone. Everyone cried when we played it for them.

Kings Of The Weekend

We’ve all had day jobs and we all know what it’s like to have that day off to do what we want, this is that song.

Teenage Satellites

Mark had this idea of being kid and not knowing who you are, not having enough courage to say what you mean. That’s “Teenage Satellites.”

Left Alone

Matt Skiba really put up his hand and said “Let me take this one,” and came up with this epic chorus idea and chorus melody.

Rabbit Hole

As an adult, to go backwards and ask, “What was that first thought that caused me to go through this spiral of nothingness?” The idea of the song is “I’m not going to go down this rabbit hole of negative thinking.” That’s where the song started.

San Diego

The history of the song [is about] growing up in San Diego, having so many of their work partners being from San Diego and having a member who lives in San Diego who is no longer in the band…it was a song that Mark didn’t want to write.

The Only Thing That Matters

this is one that fits the bill of what Southern California pop-punk feels like when I was growing up.

California

We all liked the idea of writing a song about our state, where we live and love. To me it’s the most beautiful place in the world, this song was us giving credit to how lucky we are to have lived here and grown up here, raising families here, the whole thing.

Brohemian Rhapsody

that one came together from start to finish, from the inception to the mix, literally in nine minutes. It was over before it even started.

California is OUT NOW!

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CALIFORNIA IS OUT NOW!

Available at –

Amazon (US)  / Amazon (UK)

iTunes (US) / iTunes (UK)

Streaming available on Spotify and Apple Music

Discuss the album with us! 

Bored To Death Official Music Video RELEASED!

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blink-182 have just released the official music video for “Bored To Death” on their Vevo channel, check it out here –

To discuss the video and more, check out our forums!

blink-182 “Rabbit Hole” Out now!

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blink-182 have released another track from their album California, due to be released on July 1st, 2016.

“Rabbit Hole” is now available on iTunes and has a lyric video here –

Why not discuss the track with us on our forums?

blink-182 Acoustic Set June 8th

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On Wednesday next week blink-182 will be performing an acoustic set on BBC Radio 1 from 7pm (GMT) as part of a ‘Rock All Dayer’ including performances from Asking Alexandria, A Day To Remember, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Moose Blood, Creeper and Against The Current.

This link should allow anyone to listen to it when it airs live. If you’re confused over the time zones, here’s a breakdown for you (worked out via timeanddate) –

GMT – 7pm

PST – 11am

EST – 2pm

AWST – (9th of June) 2am

This acoustic performance may be just Mark and Matt as Travis has not flown since the plane incident in 2008 and the performance is only a few days after their X Games performance in Austin Texas, making a boat trip quite unlikely.

This acoustic performance seems to have been in rehearsals for a while now, as this image was posted to instagram around 3 weeks ago. The capo’s suggest they’re playing I Miss You in this shot.

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Are you excited for the acoustic set? what songs do you think will be included? Why not discuss it with us on our forums!