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blink-182 Recording New Music Has Been “Kind Of A Challenge”

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 19, 2014

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Things suddenly don’t look so good for new music from blink-182 in the near future. The band was already supposed to be recording their new album and follow-up to Dogs Eating Dogs, but it’s become apparent over the last few weeks that Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, and Travis Barker weren’t in the studio together yet.

In a new interview with Noisey, Travis Barker stated that recording new music has been a “challenge” and that he can’t wait for the stars to align in terms of blink hitting the studio to sacrifice not recording on other projects. Barker hopes that the band can still hit the studio before Reading and Leeds this summer, but didn’t necessarily show full confidence in releasing music before the summer like originally planned. Check out part of the interview below after the jump.

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blink-182 Demoing New Music

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 12, 2014

blink-182 are officially demoing new music. The band had originally planned to hit the studio in the very near future, but have not updated fans in a few months. Check out a tweet from the band below after the jump.

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Mark Hoppus’ Favorite Album Of All Time

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 12, 2014

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Mark Hoppus of blink-182 is just one of 26 individuals in bands to list their favorite albums for a new Thought Catalog feature. Check out Mark’s pick below after the jump.

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Mark Hoppus Working On New Music

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 6, 2014

It’s been a minute since we’ve had a blink-182 album update, but it looks like Mark Hoppus is working on new ideas for the record. Check out an update from Hoppus below after the jump.

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POZ Contest: blink-182 - Commemorative ‘Untitled’ Poster

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 18, 2013

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blink-182 wrapped up their residency of ten year Untitled shows in Los Angeles, CA last week, and it was clear what the five shows meant to both the band and their fans. To celebrate the ten year anniversary of Untitled, PropertyOfZack is excited to be teaming up with blink to give away a commemorative and limited poster from one of the shows. The contest will end on Black Friday, so enter here and check out the poster below!

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POZ Decade: blink-182 - Untitled

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 12, 2013

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blink-182's Untitled turns ten next week. To state the album’s significance to most blink fans and PropertyOfZack is difficult. The album itself is directly responsible for the creation of this website, and because of it, Zack Zarrillo has taken on an entire Decade piece to celebrate the anniversary of Untitled. Listen to the album, enjoy the read, and reblog to let us know your thoughts on Untitled ten years later below!

How Untitled holds up in 2013
blink-182 took a risk on their 2009 reunion amphitheater tour. There was no guarantee the band could fill up 15,000 capacity sheds on almost each of their 50 dates of shows. But there’s a reason that the band came back to the world in 2009 with more fans than when they left it in 2005. It’s because of Untitled and the lasting value the band’s best album has.

blink-182 has diehard fans from not one, not two, but three generations: those in the mid-‘90s who discovered Cheshire Cat and then Dude Ranch; those in the early-‘00s who fell in love with Enema Of The State and Take Off Your Pants And Jacket; and then those in the mid-to-late-‘00s who were too young to know blink-182 while they were a band, but only found them afterwards. You need fantastic albums to be able to grow like that when you’re away, and Untitled shows it best. 

Most important song on Untitled
The most popular song on the album is “I Miss You.” In fact, it sold more singles than “All The Small Things” did, making it the band’s most popular song ever. But that’s too easy.

With almost everything blink-182 related, it depends. Are we talking about their most important song that represents what the band was from 1992 to 2003? Or are we talking about the most important song that represents 2003 through today?

The former criterion champions “Feeling This.” The song encapsulates everything that blink-182 is and does, and why they are the best at it. The back and forth vocals. The heavy sexualized lyrics. That fucking chorus. Those harmonies. That riff. Game over.

The latter criterion fits “Asthenia” best. The ambient-yet-still-punk breed that Untitled brewed is showcased best on this song. Tom’s vocals seem urgent, caring, and angry. The music gets absorbed through your body. The lasting product is telling. The song makes a great transition into Angels & Airwaves’ We Don’t Need To Whisper, and shows where the band was headed next if we would have gotten a new blink-182 album in 2006 or so, instead of in 2011. 

Did blink-182 succeed in following up Untitled?
Depending on how you look at it, there are three follow-ups to Untitled.

1) We Don’t Need To Whisper
Most fans weren’t ready for this album. It was too close to blink’s break-up, Tom was too much of a drug addict, etc. But man, it was hard to disagree about the great moments We Don’t Need To Whisper touted if you were at all a fan of blink’s Untitled. Songs like “The War,” “Start The Machine,” and, of course, “The Adventure” seem undoubtedly like blink songs if you can imagine a Travis Barker drumbeat and Mark Hoppus harmonies over them. Seven years later, We Don’t Need To Whisper still marks a top three output from Tom DeLonge’s musical career, behind only Untitled and Box Car Racer.
2) When Your Heart Stops Beating
This is the best writing we will most likely ever see out of Mark. While Untitled was clearly more DeLonge-centric, +44’s first and only record was Mark’s first experiment at being the only frontman, unlike Tom, who first tried with Box Car Racer. To this day, you will notice people across different social networks popping up here or there with a “Fuck, When Your Heart Stops Beating only grows better with time” comment. And it’s true. The writing on “Baby Come On,” “Lillian,” “Weatherman,” “No It Isn’t,” and “Chapter 13” ranges from heartbreaking to aggressive to fulfilling. 
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blink-182 ‘Untitled’ KROQ Interview

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 21, 2013

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Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus confirmed on KROQ that blink-182 are indeed playing two Untitled anniversary shows in November. You can check out the dates here and listen to the announcement and full interview below after the jump.

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blink-182 Announce ‘Untitled’ 10 Year Anniversary Shows

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 21, 2013

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blink-182 will be playing two Untitled ten year anniversary shows in November in addition to a Red Bull Sound Space show. While the band has yet to go on KROQ to confirm the news, the radio has posted the information a little early. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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blink-182 Teasing Possible ‘Untitled’ Ten Year Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 19, 2013

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UPDATE: blink-182 Announce ‘Untitled’ 10 Year Anniversary Shows

Get ready for action, it looks like we may be getting an Untitled ten year tour. Mark Hoppus teased it last week, and it looks like blink-182 are taking it one step further today. Check out a teaser from blink’s Instagram page below after the jump.

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Filmage: The Story Of Desc./ALL Making Its Way To The UK; Mark Hoppus To Present London Screenings

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 16, 2013

Filmage: The Story Of Descendents/ALL is heading over to the UK in November for several screenings. Mark Hoppus of blink-182 will be presenting the London screenings and hosting a Q&A. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Mark Hoppus: BCR Didn’t Break Up blink; Explains Differences Between Him, Tom DeLonge

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 15, 2013

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Mark Hoppus of blink-182 spoke with AbsolutePunk for a new interview and opened up about the band’s breakup and whether or not Box Car Racer had influence in it. Hoppus also discussed the preconceived notions on his and Tom’s personality form the perspective of fans. Check out part of the interview below after the jump.

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Mark Hoppus, Chris Holmes Still Recording Songs For New Project

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 10, 2013

Mark Hoppus and producer/collaborator Chris Holmes are still recording music for their new project, which has at least eight songs written for it. Check out a tweet from Holmes below after the jump.

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Himynameismark, Descendents Collab Shirt

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 25, 2013

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Mark Hoppus’ Himynameismark clothing line has launched a limited to 300 collab shirt with Descendents. Check out the shirt and order details below after the jump.

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Mark Hoppus Working On New Project With Chris Holmes; Eight Songs Are Finished

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 1, 2013

Mark Hoppus is getting ready to take the wraps off of a new project with long time collaborator Chris Holmes. Holmes has been working with Hoppus, +44, and blink-182 for years now, and the new project will feature both individuals singing. Eight or so songs are already completed. Check out an interview snippet about the project below after the jump.

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Hi My Name Is Mark Clothing Line Launches

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 23, 2013

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Mark Hoppus has officially launched his Hi My Name Is Mark clothing line. Check out the full line here and some examples below after the jump. 

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