Blink-182 to Release New Album in 2014

The pop-punk band will strike back by summer 2014 with a brand to album to follow 2009's "Neighborhoods."

Blink-182 to Release New Album in 2014
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Blink-182 will release a brand new album by mid-2014, it has been revealed. It will be their first LP release since "Neighborhoods" in 2011, which was their first album in years after a long hiatus. In December 2012 they released the EP "Dogs Eating Dogs." Speaking to Kerrang, bassist Mark Hoppus said the band are aiming to hit the studio in early 2014 with an aim to release the results in "late spring/early summer." "We haven't thought about any new songs yet," said Hoppus, though it's normal for Blink-182 to wait until they hit the studio to start writing because they live so far apart. "When [we're not touring], Tom [DeLonge] lives in San Diego, Travis [Barker] lives in Los Angeles and I live in London, so we don't really talk all that much. But then when we get in a room together, it all falls into place and we start making jokes. That's when we start writing songs and reconnecting with everything." Meanwhile, Blink-182 will head out on a short tour of the US this September. Do you think Blink-182 can live up to the youthful energy of their early releases? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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    ThatAndyGuy93
    Neighborhoods didn't do anything for me. I thought you could really tell that they hadn't recorded the album as a unit like they had with their previous work. Dogs Eating Dogs felt like a step back in the right direction and had a bit more of what I would consider a Blink "feel" to it. Hoping the new album will be a progression of that
    turkeyjerky214
    I completely agree. When I first listened to it, it sounded like a collection of stuff written by different people which it turns out was how they wrote the album, emailing ideas and files back and forth to each other. When they all sat down in a room and wrote together, they came up with Dogs Eating Dogs which IMO is almost at the level their 2003 album was. Can't wait to hear what they come up with.
    VikingMiguel
    Their tour of the UK last year was unbelievable, hopefully this album will bring another one!
    third(-)eye
    I have to say I respect these guys for being able to mature their music along with them, and to still sound like the same band and still be at least sort of relevant.
    JerBearX
    MY BODY IS READY. Personally, I LOVE that their new music is AVA-influenced. It's a new creative direction for them, which works! I find people are too afraid of a band going in new creative directions, and EXPECT them to play the same music for 20 years. (Though there would also be complaints if they did that)
    robbie-rocks
    They shows last year were fantastic! I'm hoping a new album would follow along the lines of Dogs Eating Dogs
    copyrytedlizzrd
    while i consider neighborhoods one of their weaker efforts, i still enjoyed it. i just thought it was lacking a bit of the energy that was found in the likes of "self-titled album". also, i didn't know that tom lived in a whale's vagina
    Anjohl
    That whole number band thing is played out. Sum 41, Blink 182, Green Day 75. You know what's hot? THE. THE Hives, THE Vines, THE White Stripes. And hey, do you smoke? You do now!
    lou.tjahjono
    For those who don't get it, it's a reference to the Sum 41 music video "Still Waiting"
    Nerdpunx
    I hope that they'll take a step to Enema era and leave this huge AVA influence behind. More pop punk, less this weird music. I loved Neighborhoods though.
    im not mental
    Not gonna happen. They're not dick-joke obsessed 18 year olds anymore. And I'm ok with that because I loved Neighborhoods.
    Luke-LikeICare
    I'd be happy with either, but I'm expecting more "mature" punk, like Neighborhoods. Great album. Anyway they seem to tour the classic songs with the singles they brought out with the album. Honestly, they pulled out a fantastic show in 2012, even if it was a year late!
    Vash_15
    Personally, I loved their self-titled album, while Neighborhoods was pretty hit or miss. They can write whatever they want, but the second Tom starts his AVA chant of "yo-wo-oh" I'm done.
    seance
    No, they're still dick-joke obsessed. They just don't incorporate it into their music anymore.
    GMPX
    You are right, I saw them at a festival this year, between songs it was like listening to a bunch of 15 year old boys on stage, I felt embarrassed for them.
    EpsilonX
    I really liked Neighborhoods, so hopefully it's as good as that. I hope it's also another step forward, I don't really like when bands feel the need to go backwards.
    xwf
    I wonder if they've worked out all that trouble with their parents yet. I really hope so, for their sake.
    vppark2
    I literally found out about this already on AbsolutePunk yesterday, but I shouldn't be surprised UG is not as quick.
    Holoogamooga
    I was really impressed with Neighborhoods. Hopefully they can make a strong follow up.
    JerBearX
    Personally, I LOVE that their new music is AVA-influenced. It's a new creative direction for them, which works! I find people are too afraid of a band going in new creative directions, and EXPECT them to play the same music for 20 years. (Though there would also be complaints if they did that)
    gabehwkns1
    I think as long as they're working in the same room, we are going to get a great album. Not that Neighborhoods was bad, I loved it, but it felt like it could have been much better, especially when compared to the direction Dogs Eating Dogs headed.
    dollyDagger
    Why on Earth would Mark wanna live in London? There's nothing there, and it's freezing cold.
    AlecBeretz
    they need new influence, and the balls to move outside their comfort zone. sometimes their new songs sound like they copy pasted verses and choruses together and autotuned all their vocals.
    Jacques Nel
    You are right, they need a fresh sound, but don't give anyone ideas about moving "outside the comfort zone", we have Linkin Park and KoRn to cover that idea...
    HH_Emo_666
    Honestly to me, Neighborhoods and Dogs Eating Dogs might've been their best musically written album/ep. Atleast Mark is finally starting to play good bass riffs, and not just playing the bass note on guitars. Their lyrics seem to be written as their best yet also. Can't wait to see them in September!
    Russcool
    They write a little outside of the studio. Every now and then they post some lyrics or pics of them recording new blink material on their instagrams.
    pitch154
    I get the feeling this next album is going to be a bit more like the Blink we used to know. I only say this because of the lyrics Tom posted to his Instagram a week or so ago. They were.... vulgar, to say the very least
    pbok_gallardo
    "When [we're not touring], Tom [DeLonge] lives in San Diego, Travis [Barker] lives in Los Angeles and I live in London." How could they work together if they're not even in the same country? I love to hear AvA news also.
    MaidenisGOD89
    Yeah, I was quite confused at first, but then I looked it up, there's a London in California as well. Either way, I don't think Blink 182 will ever be the same again, I miss the good ol' days and up to the self titled record. :/
    BealeStBlues
    The funny thing is that all those places are pretty close together. Its like yeah a 2-3 hour drive is just way too far to get together to work on an album. **edit** we must've posted at the same time. if its london england then yeah, thats a hike