Simple Creatures share ‘One Little Lie’

With just a handful of days left until the release of their second official EP, Simple Creatures has decided to give fans one more song from the forthcoming album because…why the heck not.

On Monday (Oct. 7), the Mark Hoppus and Alex Gaskarth-led act released the third single from their impending album. Titled “One Little Lie,” the song made its worldwide debut on Daniel P. Carter’s BBC Radio 1 show. This was somewhat of a surprise since the track was supposed to be released at midnight.

“Might wanna tune into the Daniel P. Carter show this evening,” co-vocalist Gaskarth tweeted Sunday morning.

Listen to “One Little Lie” above.

After the song’s debut, Gaskarth quickly returned to social media to thank Carter for giving the three-minute song some love. He also confirmed that the song was one of his favorites from the upcoming EP.

“One of my favs on EP2,” the singer wrote.

“One Little Lie” is featured on Simple Creature’s upcoming new EP, Everything Opposite (a direct lyric from the new tune).

Everything Opposite is due out this Friday, Oct. 11, through it was originally supposed to see a September release date (damnit, Skynet).

Pre-orders are still available for purchase.

“One Little Lie” joins previously released songs, “Thanks I Hate It,” and “Special,” as well as “Need Me,” “The Wolf,” and “NVM” on Everything Opposite.

In non-Simple Creatures news, Hoppus, along with the rest of Blink-182, released their much-anticipated follow-up to 2016’s California last month. NINE was met with a lot of mixed reviews (and man do we mean mixed), but it has managed to do well on the charts.

The album debuted at the number three spot on the Billboard 200 chart and earned the top spot on the US Rock Albums, US Alternative Albums, US Tastemakers Albums, and US Vinyl Albums charts.

As for Gaskarth and the rest of All Time Low, the group recently announced a handful of shows to celebrate the tenth anniversary of 2009’s Nothing Personal. To coincide with the album’s anniversary, the band returned to the RedBull Studios to record a newer version of the 12-track album.

It’s Still Nothing Personal: A Ten Year Tribute is due out Nov. 8. Pre-orders are now available on the act’s website.

Blink-182 take the melancholy route for ‘I Really Wish I Hated You’

If blink-182 keep releasing new songs from their forthcoming full-length, there aren’t going to be any left to surprise fans.

On Friday (Sept. 6), the California-founded act unleashed the fifth song from their upcoming new studio album. Like with “Darkside,” the group posted about the new track’s release on Instagram. The post featured the song’s title in red neon lights against a black background, giving some kind of sense of how the song would sound.

The caption accompanying the images read “text us for a sneak peek (323) 831-0182.”

The almost three-and-a-half-minute tune finds the band getting darker with lines like “I hate the way that you’re better off / I numb the pain, but it never stops” and “Save me from myself the way you used to / Because I don’t really like myself without you / I really wish I hated you.” This plays into what Mark Hoppus said earlier this year when he revealed the new blink album would be darker and more aggressive.

Listen to “I Really Wish I Hated You” above.

“I Really Wish I Hated You” joins previously released single “Darkside,” “Blame It on My Youth,” “Happy Days,” and “Generational Divide” on blink’s upcoming new album. Titled NINE, the record is due out Sept. 20.

Pre-orders are available on the band’s website.

Blink-182 are currently in the final stages of their massive summertime tour with Lil’ Wayne and Neck Deep. Tonight, they’ll take over the Hartman Arena in Wichita, Kansas. As per the tour itinerary, Lil’ Wayne will not appear at tonight’s show nor tomorrow’s gig at Stir Cove in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The remaining tour stops can be found here.

Fortnite, Target uniforms, and grade school kids; Check out Blink-182’s music video for ‘Darkside’

If you’re current scratching your head and asking yourself “what the hell is going on in Blink-182’s new music video?” then you are not alone.

On Wednesday (Aug. 28), the California-founded pop-punkers unleashed the music video for their latest single “Darkside.” The three-minute video finds the trio inside of what appears to be a grade school.

Throughout the clip, we see the guys playing their instruments in different locations around the school (the gym, playground, room) while kids dance around them. But don’t expect the dance moves to be fancy or known to people who aren’t Gen-Zers; the kids are getting their Fortnite dances on.

Like some comments have said, “it looks like a Kidz Bop version of “feeling This” or our personal favorite “it’s three minutes of Target employees doing Fortnite dances.”

Watch the music video for “Darkside” above.

“Darkside” joins previously released singles “Blame It on My Youth,” “Happy Days,” and “Generational Divide” on blink’s upcoming new album. Officially titled NINE, the record is due out Sept. 20.

Pre-orders are available on the band’s website.

Blink-182 are currently in the final stages of their massive summertime tour with Lil’ Wayne and Neck Deep. They’ll take over the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Portland this Friday (Aug. 30). The remaining tour stops can be found here.

Blink-182 head to the ‘Darkside’ on their new track

Happy Friday, pop-punkers! Blink-182 just dropped another new song.

On Friday (July 26), the California-founded act released the fourth single off their upcoming new studio album. Titled “Darkside,” the song sounds a lot like a poppier version of Alkaline Trio, securing Matt Skiba’s position within the longtime band’s updated lineup.

Listen to “Darkside” above.

Earlier this week, the band posted an image on Instagram featuring a blue painted background and the word “Darkside” in neon lights.

The caption read “Friday” and a phone number. Fans were urged to text the number to hear a sneak peek of the new track.

“Darkside” joins previously released singles “Blame It on My Youth,” “Happy Days,” and “Generational Divide” on blink’s upcoming new album. Officially titled NINE, the record is due out Sept. 20. In a confusing twist, the album appears to be blink’s eighth studio effort, though frontman Mark Hoppus has clarified that debate.

NINE. This is our ninth studio album, as decided by me and Travis,” the musician writes on Reddit.

“Some count Buddha, some not. Some count The Mark, Tom and Travis Show. Some count Dogs Eating Dogs. I’m counting Buddha, Cheshire Cat, Dude Ranch, Enema of the State, Toypaj, Untitled, Neighborhoods, California, and now NINE.”

I guess that put an end to that argument.

Blink-182 are currently on the road on their summertime outing with Lil Wayne and Neck Deep. Earlier this month, the tour made headlines when the rapper revealed to an unsuspecting audience that he may exit the excursion well before its final show.

Taking to social media soon after, Lil Wayne refuted the claim. “Yesterday was krazy! But I want all my fans to know I won’t be quitting this tour!” the rapper posted on Twitter.

“I’m having too much fun with my bros blink-182. Bangor, ME See you tomorrow!”

Tonight, the tour will take over the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Ampitheatre in Tampa. The remaining tour dates can be found here.

Blink-182 announce their eighth studio album, ‘NINE’

Ladies, gents, and pop-punkers, everywhere; blink-182 have finally given us the name of their upcoming new album.

On Thursday (July 25), the California-founded act revealed the title of their eighth studio album via social media because that what we do now. The impending release will be titled NINE, which makes no real sense since it’s actually their eighth full-length record.

The multi-social media reveal also included the album’s cover art which features a (painted) rainbow background with the band’s name in what looks to be neon lights.

The album’s title comes a week after the band announced the official release date for the much-anticipated release. During a live appearance on Good Morning America, frontman Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker announced the September release date for the 15-track album on national television.

“New music right now. September 20th is the release date of the album,” Hoppus told viewers and audience members alike.

Now that we have a title, release, and tracklisting, it looks like we will be getting another new song before the week’s end. Earlier this week, the band posted an imaged on Instagram which, like the album’s cover art, featured a painted background and the word “Darkside” in neon lights.

The caption simply featured the word “Friday” and a phone number. Fans were urged to text the phone number to hear a sneak peek of the new track. The full version of the song will premiere this Friday, July 26.

“Darkside” will be NINE‘s fourth single. Before the vast array of announcements, the trio had released “Blame it on My Youth,” “Generational Divide,” and “Happy Days.”

Blink-182 are currently on the road on their summertime outing with Lil Wayne and Neck Deep. Earlier this month, the tour made headlines when the rapper revealed to an unsuspecting audience that he may exit the excursion well before its final show.

Less than a day later, Lil Wayne took to social media deny the rumors that he was leaving the tour and that he was sticking it out until the end. The remaining list of tour dates can be found here.

NINE TRACKLISTING:

1. “The First Time”
2. “Happy Days”
3. “Heaven”
4. “Darkside”
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:
12. “Ransom”
13. “On Some Emo Shit”
14. “Hungover You”
15. “Remember to Forget Me”

Blink-182 confirms the release date for their ‘California’ follow-up

Mark it down, guys. Blink-182’s new album is heading our way this fall. On Friday (July 19), the California-founded band appeared on “Good Morning America” to perform their current radio single “Blame it on My Youth.”

Following the live performance, frontman Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker participated in a short interview where the host revealed the duo had some big news concerning new music.

Turns out, the big announcement was the official release date for the group’s long-awaited follow-up to 2016’s California.

“New music right now. September 20th is the release date of the album,” Hoppus said to an excited audience. Watch the clip here.

Blink-182 is currently on the road with Lil Wayne and Neck Deep on their co-headlining summer tour. Tonight, the band does not have a show, but the tour will continue tomorrow (July 20) at the Veterans United Home Loans Ampitheatre in Virginia Beach. The full list of upcoming tour stops can be found here.

In honor of the 20th anniversary of their third studio effort, blink-182 previously announced that they will perform Enema of the State, in full, during the current excursion.

Last week, the tour made headlines after tour mate Lil Wayne told an unsuspecting audience in Bristow, Virginia that he may be exiting the assignment well before the trek’s last day.

“I’m not sure how long I’m going to be able to do this tour but make some noise for blink-182 for including me anyway. This might be my last night, though, let’s go.”

Hours after the fan-shot video went viral, the rapper responded on Twitter saying that everything was okay and that he had no plans on leaving the tour.

“Yesterday was krazy! But I want all my fans to know I won’t be quitting this tour!” the rapper posted on Twitter.

He continues: “I’m having too much fun with my bros blink-182. Bangor, ME See you tomorrow!”

Lil Wayne threatens to leave current blink-182 tour during his set

UPDATE (July 12, 2:09 p.m. EST):

Lil Wayne has responded to all the head-scratching questions surrounding his “speech” at last night’s stop of his co-headlining tour with blink-182.

“Yesterday was krazy! But I want all my fans to know I won’t be quitting this tour!” the rapper posted on Twitter.

He continues: “I’m having too much fun with my bros blink-182. Bangor, ME See you tomorrow!”

We guess that kind of answers one of the zillions of questions we still have.

ORIGINAL POST (July 12, 1:03 p.m. EST):

Well, it looks like Lil Wayne isn’t feeling blink-182’s current tour or their fanbase.

On Friday (July 12), a video from the Bristow, Virginia stop of the tour surfaced online with the rapper stopping midway through his set to speak with the audience. Instead of it being a form of banter or some kind of interaction with those in the crowd, the rapper all but threatens to leave the tour.

In a fan-shot video (which can be seen above), Lil Wayne asks for forgiveness before telling the crowd that it’s just not his “swag.” He continues by saying he doesn’t know how much longer he’ll last on tour and ends it by saying that it might be his final show on the outing.

“Please forgive me, but I am so not used to performing to a crowd, and there’s not too many, you know like still, that’s not my swag,” Lil Wayne can be heard saying in the video.

He continues: “I’m not sure how long I’m going to be able to do this tour but make some noise for blink-182 for including me anyway. This might be my last night, though, let’s go.”

At the time of publication, neither camp has released an official statement on the matter. For those following the summertime excursion, the co-headlining tour just kicked off at the end of June.

While there is no show tonight, the tour is supposed to take over the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine tomorrow night with a month-and-a-half of shows still on the itinerary. We guess we just have to sit back and see what happens.

The full list of tour dates can be found here.

It doesn’t seem like many fans would be upset if Lil Wayne was to leave the tour; the initial reactions to the lineup we not exactly welcoming to the rapper’s addition to the pop-punk-centric lineup.

Blink-182 return to their punk roots with ‘Generational Divide’

And just like that, the music gods have blessed Blink-182 fans with a brand new, albeit short, song.

On Friday (June 21), the California-founded pop-punkers unleashed the long-awaited follow-up to “Blame it on My Youth.” Dubbed, “Generational Divide,” the 50-second song finds the band returning to their punk roots with the aggressive and fast-paced track.

Watch the music video for “Generational Divide” above.

On Wednesday, the group took to social media to announce the release of the new song. They kept it simple with a mock poster of a punk rock show (alla CBGB) with a skeleton decked out in a spikey leather jacket and mohawk, a cigarette in its mouth, and its middle finger prominently featured on the flyer.

“Generational Divide” is the follow-up to their lukewarmly received track “Blame it on My Youth.” The track was released in May and signaled the beginning of their new “more aggressive” sound, though the song wasn’t exactly aggressive.

While fans have not been given a title or official release time frame for the forthcoming record, fans have begun to speculate that it may be sometime this summer.

The yet-to-be-confirmed record will be the follow-up to 2016’s California.

“Generational Divide” comes a week before the trio is due to hit the North American touring circuit with Lil’ Wayne and Neck Deep. The summertime excursion begins next Thursday, June 27, at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus.

Earlier this month, the three-piece revealed that they would be paying homage to their third studio album, Enema of the State, by performing it in full during the upcoming run.

“To celebrate 20 years, we’re playing Enema of the State in its entirety all summer long!” the band tweeted.

Enema of the State was released in June 1999 through MCA. The record produced several of the group’s biggest hits including “All the Small Things,” “Adam’s Song,” and “What’s My Age Again?”

Simple Creatures return with ‘Special’ ahead of Download Festival gig

Simple Creatures wanted to give fans something “special” and that they did. On Thursday (June 13), the Mark Hoppus and Alex Gaskarth-led act released their first new single since the release of their debut EP this past spring. Titled “Special,” the new song finds the band sticking to their self-proclaimed trash-pop sounds.

Listen to the three-minute track above.

The new track’s release comes sometime after the co-singers began teasing fans on social media. They first posted an image of themselves as the grumpy old men from the Muppets (You know the ones based on Sikel and Ebert?). They captioned the post with “Who’s about ready for some new Creatures then? 👍👎 Coming soon.”

Then, they cleared their Instagram account of everything and posted a cryptic photo with the caption June 13 and what looks to be lyrics to the new jam.

“Special” is Simple Creatures’ first new song since their debut EP’s release. The record includes “Adrenaline,” “Drug,” and the album’s title track “Strange Love.” No confirmation has been given on whether “Special” will be featured on Simple Creatures’ upcoming EP, but it may be safe to assume so.

Earlier this year, while promoting Strange Love, the duo revealed that they already had plans to release its follow-up. The band allegedly unveiled the upcoming EP’s title during a show, but there was no proof to corroborate these claims. Shortly after, the group confirmed that their second EP would be titled Everything Opposite and is due out later this summer.

Simple Creatures will make their Download Festival debut this weekend. Hoppus, Gaskarth, and company will perform on the Avalanche stage on Saturday, June 15.

Blink-182 to perform ‘Enema of the State’ in its entirety during their upcoming summer tour

Enema of the State may not be old enough to legally drink in the United States yet, but it’s reached a huge anniversary milestone which will be celebrated later this year. On Wednesday (June 5), blink-182 confirmed that they will perform their breakout record in its entirety during their upcoming summer tour.

“To celebrate 20 years, we’re playing Enema of the State in its entirety all summer long!” the band tweeted.

As if performing the 1999 album in full during the upcoming tour wasn’t enough, blink also revealed that they will play the album in its entirety during their Riot Fest set in September.

As per Riot Fest tradition, blink joins a lengthy list of other bands previously confirmed for this honor.

The Flaming Lips (Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots), WEEN (The Mollusk), Bloc Party (Silent Alarm), Taking Back Sunday (Tell All Your Friends and Louder Now), Dashboard Confessional (The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most), Against Me! (Reinventing Axl Rose and Transgender Dysphoria Blues), Glassjaw (Worship & Tribute), Senses Fail (Let it Enfold You and From the Depths of Dreams), and the newly-reunited AVAIL (Over the James) were all confirmed last month.

Enema of the State was released in June 1999 through MCA. The record, blink’s third studio effort, produced several of the group’s biggest hits including “All the Small Things,” “Adam’s Song,” and “What’s My Age Again?” Finding a home on a slew of “Greatest Albums” and “Best of” lists, the record peaked at the number nine spot on the Billboard 200 chart. To date, it has been certified five times platinum.

In May, blink-182 announced a colossal summer outing with Lil Wayne and Neck Deep. Some fans were left scratching their heads over the rapper’s addition to the pop-punk-centric roster.

The upcoming trek will find the acts performing at venues across the continent throughout June, July, August, and September. The 39-stop outing includes stops in major North American cities including Indianapolis, Toronto, Columbia, Charlotte, Tampa, Atlanta, Houston, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, Detroit, St. Louis, and more.

The co-headlining excursion begins on June 27 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus and concludes two and a half months later on Sept. 10 in Camden, New Jersey at the BB&T Pavilion. The full list of tour dates can be found here.