LA based punk quintet Spanish Love Songs have just released an emotive cover of Blink 182‘s “I Miss You”.

“Blink 182 has always been one of the bands of our lives — half of us learned to play our instruments by jamming to their songs.” says Dylan Slocum (vocals/guitar). “I covered ‘I Miss You” on a live stream last Halloween. The response was amazing, and a few people asked for a full band version. The original is so iconic that we didn’t want to attempt to recreate it — the world doesn’t need another Blink impersonation. So instead, we gave it a shot, and just tried to blow the whole song up.”

Listen to the cover here:

The band previously decided to cover their favourite Death Cab song thanks to the helps of the Patreon members which was set up during lockdown. Each month they would do a poll for songs for the band to cover from their various locations across the US & this was one of the choices.

Listen to previous releases this year “Phantom Limb”, a B-side from Brave Faces Everyone and the other, a wonderful cover of “Blacking Out The Friction”, the band’s favourite by Death Cab For Cutie.

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.