In October, Tom DeLonge revealed some more information on the impending Blink-182 album, saying that he was hoping they will “get this thing out” by the summer of 2015. Now, in a new radio interview, he's continuing his claims by stating that the band have found a "partner" for the record.
Here's what he had to say:
We've been searching vigorously for a partner of how we're going to put that out. I literally think I got the last email last night, as far as signing this paperwork to say, "Okay, this is our partner." So, I can't announce anything yet, but next is all the scheduling of when and how, where and with whom we do it. So I think the goal is right after the holidays, we're going to be going pretty hardcore.
You can listen to the full interview below, with the Blink-182 comments beginning around the 6:55 mark. DeLonge also touches on Angels & Airwaves and whether or not he still skateboards.
Back in August, Mark Hoppus had said, “We are basically at the very beginning of the process. We were going to start recording at the beginning of this year, but there were some things happening in some of our personal lives that prevented us from getting in the studio, so now we are getting in the studio at the end of this year instead. We have the beginning of song ideas at this point, and we are really just excited to get into the studio and have an album out sooner rather than later.”
The new album will be the band’s first full-length since 2011’s Neighborhoods.