So, lots of news coming from the Blink-182 camp as of late. Just last month they announced that they parted ways with their Interscope label, this was followed with promises of an EP that should drop before Xmas and lastly the intention to start work on a new album come February 2013.
So far we know that the EP is set for release on 18 December 2012 and it was revealed yesterday that it will be titled Dogs Eating Dogs. It's also been confirmed that it will consist of five tracks – one of which has a very strong folk influence (shall we blame the success of Mumford & Sons for this)? Anyway, the tracks were recorded at Tom DeLonge's Neverpants Ranch studio in San Diego and Travis Barker's Opra Music Studios in Los Angeles over the last few weeks and will be the bands first self-released work in over twenty years.
According to Travis Barker (Blink 182 drummer), the new EP is set to be 'one hundred times better than Neighborhoods' – the bands sixth studio album released in September last year.
Unfortunately you won't be able to fill any Xmas stockings with the Dogs Eating Dogs EP as it is a digital release only and will be available via the bands official website and digital retailers such as iTunes. Now I'm not sure how this will work outside of the US, but apparently it will be sold in three seperate holiday packages: Naughty, Nice and Santa's Lap – with each package containing different variations of band merchandise ranging from T-shirts, hoodies and posters to wrapping paper and holiday cards.
Well, I don't know about you lot, but new Blink-182 tracks certainly makes me happy and I'm very keen to know what sounds will come from the bands new found freedom.