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CALIFORNIA
(out 1 July 2016 through Liberator Music/Vagrant/BMG)
California (Deluxe) out 19 May 2017 through Liberator Music/Vagrant/BMG
California (Deluxe) includes 11 new songs and an acoustic version of ‘Bored To Death’, in addition to the original album

  1. Cynical
  2. Bored To Death
  3. She’s Out Of Her Mind
  4. Los Angeles
  5. Sober
  6. Built This Pool
  7. No Future
  8. Home Is Such A Lonely Place
  9. Kings Of The Weekend
  10. Teenage Satellites
  11. Left Alone
  12. Rabbit Hole
  13. San Diego
  14. The Only Thing That Matters
  15. California
  16. Brohemian Rhapsody

California (Deluxe) bonus tracks

  1. Parking Lot
  2. Misery
  3. Good Old Days
  4. Don’t Mean Anything
  5. Hey I’m Sorry
  6. Last Train Home
  7. Wildfire
  8. 6/8
  9. Long Lost Feeling
  10. Bottom Of The Ocean
  11. Can’t Get You More Pregnant
  12. Bored To Death (Acoustic)

 

Since their humble beginnings 24 years ago, when they started playing in a San Diego garage, blink-182 has sold over 50 million albums worldwide and rocked audiences from Adelaide to Zurich having become one of the defining rock bands of their generation. They combine high-energy dynamics with an artistic ambition that transcends any genre.  Now with Matt Skiba (of Alkaline Trio) joining blink-182 as singer/guitarist, the group starts a new chapter. Skiba debuted with blink-182 in March 2015 with a live performance at the MusInk Tattoo and Music Festival: “It was the best they’ve sounded in over a decade,” the OC Weekly raved about the band’s set.

Early in 2016, Skiba finally entered the studio with Hoppus and Barker. Although the band had written over 30 songs in the months before the sessions, once they started working with producer John Feldmann, they soon discarded all the old material. “We hit the ground running so hard that we just kept writing and writing,” Hoppus says, “and suddenly we realized that we had written more than 20 new songs, and they were all really great.”  While blink-182 has already racked up more than their fair share of platinum records and blockbuster singles, they’re emphatically looking forward to their seventh studio album.

“This is the next step for us—it’s not a stopgap and we’re not punching a clock,” Hoppus emphasizes. “We’re not just a greatest-hits band, although we will play the hits. Blink is alive and well and we’re excited about doing cool new stuff.” It feels just like the old days, spending 14 or 16 hours in the studio until two o’clock in the morning, blasting the latest rough mix of a song as you drive home excited and exhausted, waking up and the band is the first thing you think of in the morning and then working all day on it. Every day in the studio has been a lot of fun.” According to The New York Times, “No punk band of the 1990s has been more influential than blink-182.”  

After delivering one of the most anticipated albums of 2016, Grammy nominated pop-punk band blink-182, will be dropping their deluxe edition of California on Friday, May 19th. The deluxe album includes 11 new songs and an acoustic version of ‘Bored To Death’, in addition to the original album.

“We just felt like making more music so we jumped back in the studio.  It started out as 3 or 4 songs but we ended up with 12 that we were all excited about” Travis Barker says.

The trio topped the Billboard 200 chart as California debuted at number one. From California, ‘Bored To Death’ reached #54 on triple j’s Hottest 100.

The members of the band still have other projects: Hoppus produces, scores films and also has Hi My Name is Mark —both a podcast and curated lifestyle clothing line/website; Barker is a member of the Transplants, proprietor of the Famous Stars and Straps clothing company, and the author of the bestselling autobiography Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums Drums Drums; Skiba remains the lead singer of Alkaline Trio. But when the three members of blink-182 come together, they leave aside their other interests and collaborate fully.   

“I’ve never joined a band before—I’ve started every band I’ve ever been in,” Skiba says. “It’s a crazy dream-come-true feeling, but it feels organic. I spend a lot of time pinching myself.”  “We had a great chemistry with Matt right away,” Travis Barker says. “We’ve been friends with Matt for the past 17 years, so it was a real natural fit for him to come on board.”

Hoppus sums up their partnership: “I love our band − I’ve loved every single step along the way. I’m glad that we’ve continued to write music that we love and that connects to people 20 years later, and that we still feel like we did when we were playing garages back in San Diego in 1994.”


CALIFORNIA DELUXE 
IS OUT 19 MAY 2017

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