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Plus 44 announce album title, release date

August 29 2006, 8:45 AM EDT By AltPress

Plus 44, the new band consisting of Blink-182 bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker, as well as guitarist Craig Fairbaugh (ex-Lars Frederickson And The Bastards/Transplants/The Forgotten) as well as guitarist Shane Gallagher of the Nervous Return, have announced the title and release date of their debut album. The disc, titled When Your Heart Stops Beating, will be released Nov. 14 via Interscope Records. The album is produced by Hoppus and Barker and executive produced by longtime Blink-182 producer Jerry Finn.

“We were two-thirds of Blink-182, so we’re not afraid of sounding like ourselves,” says Hoppus when asked about Plus 44's sound. “We’re not divorcing ourselves from the past, but we are pushing beyond the past. We’re progressing like musicians should.” Barker agrees: “Mark and I have a natural chemistry after playing together for so long, and it’s only gotten stronger. This band is a continuation of Blink-182 but it’s also different. For a long time, Blink-182 was an underdog. I like being the underdog again.”

There is no word on what the disc's first single might be; the only audio to come out thus far was a demo version of "No It Isn't," which surfaced last December. The band's first show is slated for this October as a part of the Bamboozle Left (details).