Apple are beefing up their faces of their Music Stations right now.
Apple Music Radio is going to be featuring three different stations, Apple Music 1 (Previously Beats 1), Apple Music Hits and Apple Music Country.
Apple Music Hits is set to feature “a full catalog of the biggest songs fans know and love from the ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s.” Within that will be a whole host of exclusive shows from a whole host of artists including blink-182’s Mark Hoppus!
The show is called After School Radio and will focus on the songs, artists and the culture that he has thrived in over the last three decades.
Recently streaming on Twitch, Blink 182’s MArk Hoppus recreated the band’s 90’s hit ‘Dammit’ on the recently released video game, The Last Of Us Part II.
Hoppus performed the track via the video game as the character of Ellie, using the game’s in depth playable guitar feature.
Using the PS4 controller touch pad, the players can strum the guitar and have control over the strings and notes that are played which have in turn caused fans to upload videos to Youtube of Ellie playing all sorts of different covers.
Hoppus’s Twitch channel can be found via the following link.
The track, ‘Quarantine’ is set to be released in the next fortnight, according to Travis Barker (drums).
In a recent interview with Spin, Travis spoke about the projects he’s been working on whilst in quarantine. There’s A LOT!
“I’m spoiled. This week, Brian Lee and I produced a Blink song and recorded it. Finished three jxdn songs; finished an acoustic MGK song and reworked three other songs on the album; played on a Yungblud song; co-produced and played drums on a Steve Aoki song featuring Trevor Daniels and MGK. So it’s my dream job.”
The upcoming single will be the first of new material from Blink since the release of their Christmas track, ‘Not Another Christmas Song’. The track can be heard below.
He’s returned! The king has come back! To Reddit that is.
Mark Hoppus left his Reddit account inactive for the last few years but seemingly out of nowhere returned to the platform to directly talk to fans in the Blink-182 subreddit.
The post by Hoppus, details the reason being the record title for their upcoming release, ‘Nine’.
“‘NINE’. this is our ninth album, as decided by me and travis. some count ‘Buddha’, some not. some count ‘The Mark, Tom and Travis Show’. some count ‘Greatest Hits’. some count ‘Dogs Eating Dogs’. i’m counting ‘Buddha’, ‘Cheshire Cat’, ‘Dude Ranch’, ‘Enema Of The State’, ‘TOYPAJ’, ‘Untitled’, ‘Neighborhoods’, ‘California’, and now ‘NINE’. nine is also the number of universal love. and the number of uranus. remember to like and smash that subscribe button, or whatever it is the kids say now.”
“After playing in this band for 27 years, I want to push it and do different things and take blink to places where we haven’t been before,” he explained. “We’re really trying to do that on the new record. We want to do with our band what we did in 2003 with Untitled, where we take our foundations and go off in completely weird directions.”
Here are the details that are available, the cover art and tracklisting.
1. The First Time
2. Happy Days
5. Blame It On My Youth
6. Generational Divide
7. Run Away
8. Black Rain
9. I Really Wish I Hated You
10. Pin the Grenade
11. No Heart To Speak Of
13. On Some Emo Shit
14. Hungover You
15. Remember To Forget Me
It’s 4PM on a Friday! This means it’s time for the music video roundup. If you’re new to either the blog or these music video roundup posts, this is how it works. Every week, I watch some of the best recently released music videos and compile them into a list for everyone’s viewing pleasure. They’re span across all the different genres, so expect something different for most of the tracks. The first band on today’s roundup are going for a ‘Generational Divide’ and that is, of course, Blink 182. The band’s yet to be announced eighth studio record is expected to be released later this year.
Pressing ahead with their content for their upcoming record, ‘Breathe’, Tiny Moving PArts are becoming doctors in their latest video for ‘Medicine’ as vocalist/ guitarist Dylan Mattheisen goes under as his bandmates perform surgery. Let’s see how this goes.
Heading into the heavier side of things, quartet Stitched Up Heart have released a brand new track which also features some vocals from Godsmack’s Sully Erna.
On the track, the band have shared: “‘Lost’ is about being trapped inside your mind and struggling against yourself to see the light. Sully and I had been trying to work on something together for a while and I’m so grateful that we were able to collaborate on this. It turned out even better than I imagined.”
Keeping things moving along in fashion, Babymetal have recently unveiled their brand new video for ‘Pa Pa Ya’ which also features Thai rapper F.Hero in a spectacular live video.
Moving into the hardcore territory for the next choice in the music video countdown for this week, Newcastle quintet Starve to Survive debuted the video for the track ‘Have Me To Waste’ which is also their title track from the band’s recent EP.
Directed by the amazing Olli Appleyard, the band have said:
“‘Have Me To Waste’ as a whole, represents personal struggle, claustrophobia and learning to live with self-doubt on a day to day basis. In some areas of the video, the character can be seen struggling frantically in an almost coffin-like scenario, which really digs into the idea of being held captive between walls.”
Taking a step back into the Poppier side of things, Tay Jardine’s musical side project SAINTE has released a new track, ‘Everything Makes Me Sad’ which is expected to feature on the upcoming EP.
Grayscale have announced that their upcoming record, ‘Nella Vita’ is set to be released September 6th via Fearless Records and with the announcement comes a brand new single, ‘In Violet’ where Colin Walsh (vocals) has said:
“When I die, I want people to celebrate my life and enjoy each other’s togetherness, rather than mourn my death in a miserable way. I’ve dealt with a lot of loss and long episodes of grief the past couple years, and it made me realize how much it can wear on you. When I go, I want everyone to celebrate, sing, laugh, and dress in violet.”
Now to take over a bingo hall. That’s a bit of a weird place to take over in an instant but that’s exactly what SWMRS have done as they bring their punky vibes for a good time in the video for ‘Lose Lose Lose’.
Cole Becker (Vocals) shared:
“I always wanted to know what it would feel like to crowd surf if the average age of the crowd was 71 instead of 17. Ambar and I talked a lot about this video as a way of inverting the formula of ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’. Being a young person in 2019 feels a lot more like being in an inhospitable bingo club than being in the hyper-idealized vision of a punk show. You have all this energy and vision and passion to contribute to the world, and you’re constantly met with this sludgy rejection as if you’re intruding on someone else’s party.”
For the penultimate video today, I thought I’d bring something a few people might not know of and that this Landon Tewers (The Plot In You) solo project as he’s gearing up for the release of his second record in the form of ‘Something To Lose’ which in fact just dropped today! Here’s a taste of what you’ll hear.
And for the final video this week, I know this was released in the last month but I wanted to end on a banger! Neck Deep’s latest record cycle seems to be in effect right now and that comes with the phenomenal track ‘She’s A God’ which is such an important track right now because it’s about the bands other halfs not as sex objects or a reference to derogatory comments or terms, it’s about them being embraced by the band for the people they are to them, gods.
And that’s it for another week of music video roundup. Don’t forget to check back next week at 4PM sharp for another countdown of ten of the best recent music videos to feast your eyes upon. There’s also new posts every day on the Almost anything Media so be sure to check out anything that might catch your eye.
Having already promised new music in the form of a couple of songs before they tour, Blink have posted a poster to Instagram which if anything is to go by, the single will be called “Generational Divide”.
And according to a Twitter Q&A, this is Mark Hoppus’s favourite new track to play!
As well as this, the poster contains the words “PAGYMTAE,” “BOJMIR” and “REKÜF”. What? Is this something else? A secret code? If there’s any information in the next few weeks that give us any indication on this then I’ll be sure to update everyone!
Well, Travis Barker has used Bojmir before.
Check out the Instagram post from Blink 182 below.
New Blink 182 material may be delayed, well the record is, but some new singles could make their way to our ears very soon.
Speaking to Alt 98.7, Mark Hoppus shared the reasons behind the next records delay.
“We keep writing more and more songs and the songs keep getting better and better,” Mark shared. “Originally I thought we were going to have an album out in June, but we keep adding more songs – so probably later on in the summer.”
But we won’t be waiting until then to hear new Blink music, with the frontman saying “Before we leave for tour there are at least two songs coming out – and as more songs get released, we’ll probably incorporate those into the set.”
Over the weekend, Blink-182 announced a huge summer tour with Lil Wayne and Neck Deep but as everyone expected, it was just America who would be getting some Pop-Punk heaven. But is there one tour coming?
Apparently, according to Twitter, that’s a yes!
During a Q&A, Mark Hoppus himself said there might be a chance Europe would be a destination for the band!