“Bored to Death” KROQ Premiere Recap

Mark, Travis, and Matt talked briefly with Stryker and premiered “Bored to Death” on KROQ. Here’s a summary of what was discussed:

-The Album is titled “California” and will be released July 1st (the 182nd day of the year).

-Other potential titles were: No Future (Travis really liked but people felt it was too negative), OBGYN Kenobi, and Nude Erection (a play on New Direction).

-Mark said the album is “back to our roots and also pushing in new directions”, and that “everyone’s in a good place and the future is wide open”.

-They started recording last September and recorded around 30 tracks, then when the got John Feldmann in the studio with them in January they basically threw everything out and started over, saying that time was great to break the ice and get comfortable saying what they did or didn’t like to each other while recording.

Travis also unvieled the album artwork on his Instagram!

The boys will be back in the morning to further discuss the album and upcoming tour on the Kevin & Bean show.

New blink-182 album “California” having a surprise digital release tomorrow?


UPDATE: blink announced on KROQ the album releases July 1st

Earlier today blink182.com updated to show a new page advertising ways to listen or purchase their new album titled “California”. A lyric video for the lead single “Bored to Death” was on their official YouTube channel as well, leaking the song ahead of the scheduled premiere on KROQ tomorrow morning.

Everything was quickly taken down and Mark tweeted saying the song premiere was moved up to tonight, though the band will still be on in the morning presumably announcing their plans for the album’s release.

Thank you to “Mr Hoppus” from blink-182online.com for snagging the screenshot!

New Blink Album Mastered – Single Release Imminent!


According to Instagram posts from Travis and Matt, the new blink album has been mastered! This means the album should be more or less complete.

A release date of April 26th for a song titled “Bored to Death” popped up on All Access a couple days ago, although the posts has since been removed. Members of r/blink182 pointed out the song title is indeed on a song progress board spotted in the background of an in the studio photo from a while back (second from the top, “BRD 2 DTH”), adding validity to the All Access listing.

The fact that the album is now done, the listing has been removed, and the bio of blink social media accounts have all changed to “NEW MUSIC COMING SOON!” may indicate something might drop even sooner than that!

Stay tuned!

Rolling Stone Premiers Song “Into the Night’ & “…Of Nightmares” Teaser


“‘Into The Night’ is about walking the person you love through a nightmare,” DeLonge says. “I believe that we all encounter those we love in our dreams all of the time.”

“The book is an epic story about a boy who is a lucid dreamer,” says DeLonge of the upcoming novel, which continues the Poet Anderson story begun on Angels and Airwaves’ 2014 LP, The Dream Walker, and its accompanying animated short. “He realizes that he has the power to meet people in their dreams and guide them through their nightmare. But in the dream world, there are forces of light and darkness that are constantly at each other’s throats for the possession of the dreamer themselves. A Poet, also known as a guide, can help navigate this war.”

According to DeLonge, the novel and new EP are just the latest steps in what he’s envisioning as an ongoing multimedia saga. “We are in the process of preparing for a series of major motion pictures,” he says. “This is going to be very exciting, because if it happens the way it seems like it may, we will be able to portray a world that has not been created on film before.”

Srource: Rolling Stone