Mark Hoppus: New Blink Album Is Antidote To 'Dead Zone Of Good Music'

artist: Blink-182 date: 10/16/2012 category: upcoming releases

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Mark Hoppus: New Blink Album Is Antidote To 'Dead Zone Of Good Music'
Pop-punk stalwarts Blink-182 are currently working on the follow-up to their 2011 comeback album "Neighborhoods". Speaking to NME, bassist Mark Hoppus has stated that he intends the album to provide an antidote to the lack of "great new music" that he experienced over the summer: "I've kind of been in a dead-zone lately... I feel like this summer was kind of devoid of a lot of great new music. The new [Brookyn indie dance duo] Matt & Kim album is coming out, I'm excited about that, the Mumford and Sons album I like... but, yeah, other than that it's been kind of a dry summer." In the interview, Hoppus also notes his role in breaking Mumford and Sons, claiming that their first ever filmed interview was on his television show, A Different Spin: "When they were just, like, a small, tiny little band, that people maybe kind of heard "Little Lion Man" and that was it, we had them on the show." The bassist/vocalist also alluded to the progress of the new Blink record, which was announced to be in the works at the beginning of the year: "Early next week I go back to Los Angeles to record an iTunes session for Blink-182, and we're starting to write the new record right now." "We're going to tour Australia in February with Blink... [so the] proper tour and the new album probably won't happen for about a year." Drummer Travis Barker has noted his enthusiasm for the new record, stating: "I feel like the best is yet to come, the next album is going to be exciting." Agree that 2012 was a dry year for music? Or do you think that the Blink bassist was looking for new bands in the wrong places? Let us know in the comments.
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