Usually you can trace back to moments in time when you know you’ve discovered something special or extraordinary. Sometimes that can be a new love, a new album, or new band that makes you feel like you’re discovering a new part of yourself in the process. Looking back on the 20th anniversary of this pop-punk classic makes me remember the carefree days of school ending and looking towards the promise of an unpredictable summer. Treading into the unknown only furthered my discovery of who I was, and in the process, helped me discover one of my favorite bands of all time. Blink-182 had made quite a name for themselves on their album, Enema of the State, and all eyes were fixed to see how the pop-punk band would follow up their massively successful and now legendary record. Enter Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, the studio album that’s a pun for <ahem> the act of self love. Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, and Travis Barker couldn’t have been riding any higher coming into this fourth album, and working with veteran hit-maker Jerry Finn (Green Day, Sum 41) wasn’t going to change their trajectory into the stratosphere of popularity. The topics covered on the album tackle young love, fighting back authority figures, and more serious issues like divorce. With a mix of both topical elements, on top of well-crafted pop-punk tunes, Blink-182 must have known they created something special. Read More “Blink-182 – Take Off Your Pants And Jacket”
American Fail, the project from Bobby of Gatsbys American Dream, is getting the vinyl treatment courtesy of Little Elephant Records.
Blink-182 have released some limited edition Take Off Your Pants and Jacket merchandise for the album’s 20-year anniversary
Rehasher, featuring Roger of Less Than Jake, has announced a new cover album for later this year. Today they’ve released a version of The Beatles’ “And Your Bird Can Sing.” Read More “Rehasher to Release a Cover Album”