Box Car Racer was a short-lived American alternative punk band from San Diego, California, formed in 2002. The band was a side-project of guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge and drummer Travis Barker of Blink-182, along with lead guitarist David Kennedy of Hazen Street, and touring bassist Anthony Celestino. Driven by a more mature and introspective sound than previous Blink-182 recordings, DeLonge was the primary lyricist of the group and created the group in order to experiment with ideas that were not "Blink-friendly".
The band released one studio album, the eponymous Box Car Racer, and played a tour throughout 2002 until Blink-182 went to record their new album in 2003. Delonge stated that the band is permanently defunct. Delonge's new band, Angels & Airwaves, is proclaimed a continuation of Box Car Racer, allowing him to continue what he started with David Kennedy.
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