Blink-182 is back with poignant new LP, ‘NINE’ [Stream]
While blink-182‘s former guitarist, Tom DeLonge, has been sweeping headlines for his hand in validating UFO sightings, his former super-band is still churning out pop-punk anthems.
The notorious Californian Enema of the State ensemble recently released their second LP with Alkaline Trio guitarist, Matt Skiba, who replaced DeLonge in 2015. NINE embodies the band’s continued development in songwriting emphasis and mature themes taking the lead in the lyricism. The same angst-ridden lifeblood of the band is accounted for, but with tactful delivery to boot. The 16-track collection arrives via Columbia Records, following their 2016 LP, California.
The band has certainly experienced a staunch resurgence in the post-pop-punk landscape. The new blink bumps elbows with Steve Aoki and tours with Lil Wayne. Their tour concludes ever so fittingly this weekend on their home turf in San Diego.