Blinkford & Sons? Mumford-182? In honor of Blink-182’s new record, California, folk mainstays Mumford & Sons impersonated the iconic punk band in a short video titled, “Brohemian Rhapsody”—named after one of the tracks on the new LP.
The video features M&S in a tent, all wearing lurid clothing, wailing sick punk solos, and jumping around with way more energy than is typical of the folk rockers. They even include a quintessential, slightly perverted romantic lyric: “there’s something about you I can’t quite put my finger in.” Har har.
Then, the real Blink walks in (sans Tom DeLonge, of course) and stare open-mouthed at their identity thieves. It’s like a surreal nightmare straight from Mark Hoppus’ brain.
Speaking of Hoppus and sans Tom DeLonge, Blink-182 also just released their first music video since Matt Skiba took over guitar duties—as NME reports. “Bored to Death” opens with a high schooler sitting in class, bored and carving into his desk with scissors. Then, via daydream, he goes to a record store and the beach and has way more fun than he could have ever had in school because school is the worst!
Even though producer John Feldmann previously asserted that “The guys aren’t 23 anymore… so they’re no longer writing songs about poo and that kind of stuff,” here we are and Blink-182 is still riffing on those angsty teenage rebellion blues. Admittedly, though, there are no poo jokes. And hey, they know their demographic—may the young rebels never die.
California arrived on July 1. Check out the videos and let us know what you think in the comments below.