Future Idiots decided Blink 182 could have done things differently last time around. Blink 182’s reunion release Neighborhoods was a lot different from their self titled, and a huge leap from Enema Of The State and has left fans wondering “what happened to those guys who helped launch the genre of pop-punk?” Well Future Idiots decided to take the sound into their own hands and revamp the latest Blink album with a little more of that pop-punk feel. Here’s what they had to say:
“Neighborhoods and Morningwoods, a humorous name that in concert with the 14 tracks is meant to pay homage to a legend in Pop Punk. If you noticed, the songs on this record consist of the entire Blink-182 album ‘Neighborhoods’. Most people think this in and of itself is a joke. I mean, why choose to cover what’s widely considered to be Blink’s worst album? Simple, it’s all in an effort to make each and every song sound more like the Blink-182 we all fell in love with back in the day.
To put it succinctly, the reason behind recording this album was to demonstrate how the original record should have sounded. That’s not a slight towards Blink-182 either. The fact that fans were disappointed with Blink’s latest album shows the kind of high standards that the Future Idiots and the fans hold the legendary trio to.
I want to make it absolutely clear that this isn’t an attempt to one-up somebody else’s material. It’s an attempt to make Mark, Tom and Travis proud by putting out an old-school Blink performance that even they and their fans can appreciate.”
Mark Hoppus recently stated the release date of their new EP is set for December 18th 2012 with 5 tracks.