The mastermind side-project of Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker of blink-182, +44 (Plus-44) was created shortly after the initial 2005 breakup of blink-182 and before it was later reformed in 08-09.
Early recordings were largely electronic in nature, and featured vocals by Carol Heller, formerly of the all-girl punk quartet Get the Girl who later left the band. Plus-44's sound gradually took on a heavier tone as Hoppus and Barker purchased a studio in which to record.
The group toured worldwide throughout 2006 and 2007, including a summer slot on the Honda Civic Tour alongside Fall Out Boy and The Academy Is, Hoppus later began preparing material and plans for a second +44 album on hold in 2008, when the group entered an extended hiatus with the reunion of Blink-182 in 2009.
The band's debut album, When Your Heart Stops Beating, was produced by Hoppus and Barker, with longtime associate and friend Jerry Finn in the role of executive producer. The release date for Plus-44's album When Your Heart Stops Beating was anticipated and publicized by the music press. As early as August 2005, Internet rumors began to circulate that the album would be released in January 2006, although the band's management denied the claims.
Thanks to Hoppus' and Barker's silence on press interviews, misinformation flooded the Internet in the months prior to the record's release, and countless impostors posted fake songs online.
"No, It Isn't" was leaked in December 2005 and caused speculation, as it addressed the break-up of Blink-182 head-on. Hoppus did not give any formal interviews prior to the release of the album, instead working on it in relative secrecy, spending time updating his blog, and producing tracks for Motion City Soundtrack. When Your Heart Stops Beating was officially released November 13, 2006. In the United States, the album debuted at number 10 on the Billboard 200, with approximately 66,000 copies sold in its first week.
The album will be re-issued on vinyl via SRCVinyl on Limited Audiophile Vinyl. SRCVinyl will be expanding their Mark, Tom and Travis catalog with the reissue of +44's 'When Your Heart Stops Beating' on limited, audiophile vinyl. The album is mastered for vinyl and lacquers created by Kevin Gray, Cohearent Audio. It has been plated and pressed at RTI. The album will be pressed on three variants - Blue, Pink & Green with cover art matching the color pressing.
Vinyl Color: Blue Cover / LP:
Limited blue available at retailers & SRCVinyl. (Available April 12), pre order live now:
Vinyl Color: Pink Cover / LP:
Limited pink available at SRCVinyl (Available April 12) pre order live now:
Vinyl Color: Green Cover / LP:
to be released Friday November 29th (Available on Nov 29th), Black Friday
Baby Come On
When Your Heart Stops Beating
No, It Isn't
Make Your Smile
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