By Jonathan Hailey
Drummer Travis Barker took to Instagram recently to discuss his plans for 2016.
Fortunately for his fans, he has a lot of new music coming. He’s working with Antemasque, which is a band created by At the Drive-In and The Mars Volta’s Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala. Another project he is working on is a new Blink-182 album. Barker said the new Blink album will hit retailers some time in 2016.
The news came when Barker was responding to fan questions in the comment section on an Instagram post and a fan asked what his plans were for the fast-approaching year. Barker said he is working on a “#Blink album, an #Antemasque album, 2 #Transplants EP’s and a solo album👊.”
Barker told NME earlier this year, he and Mark Hoppus began recording new Blink material with Alkaline Trio singer Matt Skiba after Tom DeLonge allegedly refused to get in the studio with Barker and Hoppus. The new trio had recorded five songs at the time with one being “Punk Rock Cliche.”
With a new lineup, Barker acknowledges the change in sound but he’s happy with the music. “They sound different but still the same. “Obviously, it’s Matt Skiba singing so there’s hints of Alkaline Trio, or at least Matt’s contributions to Alkaline Trio, mixed with my drumming and Mark’s voice and stuff,” Travis said. “It’s really cool and I really love what we’ve done so far.”