Dogs Eating Dogs marked the end of an era for Blink-182. The five-song EP released in 2012 was the final studio recording involving guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge before he split from the band in 2015.
Slightly experimental in tone and self-produced by the band — DeLonge, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker — as well as Chris Holmes — Dogs Eating Dogs came after the band’s 2011 album Neighborhoods and the group’s departure from Interscope Records in 2012.
Today, June 30, is the 182nd day of the year — and Blink-182 commemorated the occasion with a limited-run vinyl pressing of the Dogs Eating Dogs EP, which had not previously been pressed to wax.
The records went on-sale around 8:20 a.m. PDT and sold out very quickly, with three options available (and only 2,500 available cumulatively, so this was indeed a short print). In addition to the now sold-out vinyl variants, a run of dog-themed merchandise products was also made available.
Blink-182’s most recent album was Nine, released in September 2019 and featuring Hoppus, Barker and guitarist/vocalist Matt Skiba, who filled in for DeLonge after he left the group to focus on Angels and Airwaves — and space exploration, which has put DeLonge back in the headlines recently thanks to some noteworthy announcements from the Pentagon regarding “unidentified aerial phenomena.”
Barker, the always-busy drummer who seems to have a new musical project every few hours, has kept busy in recent weeks as well, marching in the streets of Los Angeles with rapper Machine Gun Kelly and recording a Rage Against the Machine cover with him, as well: