inb4 the hate.
Finally, Blink is working full force on the new record! And once or twice a week Mark is posting detailed updates from the studio. So far we've learned that they're aiming to finish recording by the end of the year, and have the record out by spring followed by a world tour!
In the most recent update Mark told us a little about some songs they've been working on and reveals a tentative title,"not for real." Needless to say I'm stoked as fuck.
Link to blog: http://www.bompa.com/blog/markhoppus/
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Thursday Studio Report
Wednesday brought utter catastrophe to the B room of our studio. Complete meltdown of the hard drive/recording hardware setup. Many, many crashes and frustration. Chris, our trusted friend and engineer, fought the good fight, but the studio has been busy nonstop since we built the place, and years later is in desperate need of some upgrades. It happens. But consequently we were only able to record some background vocals before abandoning the studio. But keep in mind, those are probably the best background vocals EVER RECORDED!! Well, maybe not, but thatís the thought that keeps me from being annoyed at the studio situation. In any case, I used the found time to finish writing the lyrics to the track I was trying to sing.
Then today began anew, with a fresh lease on reality. The sun rose and with it, so did our good fortune, or something poetic and meaningless like that. We brought the BLUE bottle microphone, set up shop at my home studio, and I sang the song I wanted to sing yesterday. Success! Still deciding if the bridge section of the song would benefit more from vocals, some type of guitar solo thing, or a different element altogether. But good work done!
The song weíre working on is currently called ďNot For Real.Ē Iím stoked on the way itís coming together. Itís one of the more straight-forward songs so far, with kind of an up-tempo, indie-rock, Americana vibe to it. Thatís where it stands today, at least. It may change several times more before we deem it ďfinished.Ē
And now, I will watch hockey. And college football. SPORTS!!!