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Blink-182's new EP, Dogs Eating Dogs, debuted at Number 23 on this week's Billboard 200 album chart. Final sales figures for its first week of release were unavailable at press time, but the EP also made it to Number Three on the Independent Albums and Digital Albums charts, Number Five on the rock chart, and Number Two on the Alternative list. Available exclusively as a digital download through iTunes, the EP also landed in the Top 10 on iTunes album charts in the U.S., UK, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, Spain, Ireland, Austria and several other countries.
The release was Blink's first independent record since the band's early days and frontman Tom DeLonge told us the whole thing came together very quickly: "Parts of these things, you know, I had laying around. I think a few parts Mark (Hoppus, bassist) might have, you know, his writing process, I think, is a little bit different from mine. But, you know, for the most part though, it was pretty spontaneous how we jumped in and got the whole thing together. 'Cause I think it's just as much of an art form to not only just make the songs, but really create a release, you know, an under-the-radar release for our fans, you know, in the way we did."
DeLonge said in a statement about the EP's first-week performance, "We put out our last EP in 1995. A lot has changed in all those years and we want to thank our fans for making it all possible."
Dogs Eating Dogs was also released in three limited edition bundles through the band's website, with all 10,000 packages selling out.
The EP was recorded in October and November of this year and follows up Blink's 2011 album Neighborhoods, which was the band's first set of new material in eight years.