blink-182 return to their punk roots on new song “Generational Divide”
blink-182 have shared a second new single of 2019, following the lackluster alt-pop of "Blame It On My Youth." New single "Generational Divide" comes closer to Mark Hoppus' promise of a more aggressive record: it's a 50-second dose of classic-style punk, and probably the most punk-sounding thing they've done since "Easy Target." (And just to make sure you know it's punk, that's the artwork the song comes with above.) It not only finds the band at breakneck speed, it's pretty dark compared to the band's trademark pop punk, and it's pretty good! It's always great to hear Travis drum on mile-a-minute songs like this, and Mark's voice sounds a lot better than it did on the overpolished "Blame It On My Youth." Let's hope the new album has more like this.
blink-182 are also gearing up for a co-headlining tour where they'll play Enema of the State in full, including a show at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on September 20 (tickets). They're also playing the Atlantic City edition of Warped Tour this month and Riot Fest.