You don't have to wait until Christmas for a little fun in your stocking! "Punk Rawk Christmas" is available now!
You can digitally download at iTunes or check out all the PHYSICAL options, which includes the Tuesday pre-sale of the GREEN album for PxPx Fan Club Members or the RED album on sale at Amazon.com.
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"Punk Rawk Christmas" Holiday Album will be heading your way, December 1st at iTunes and other digital retailers.
The "RED" Album, will be available as a physical cd, with alternative artwork, on sale December 1 exclusively through Amazon,com.
A Limited Edition 7" vinyl will be have the first MxPx Christmas track "Christmas Day" and "Pumk Rawk Christmas" including an acoustic version of the song only available at MxPx.com
on December 1.
The "Green" Album is a collector's dream! Available on December 8, these Limited Editions, only available at MxPx.com
, will include all 14 tracks with an additional holiday song "Coal" and the previously unreleased "Question" - this will come with an expanded photo pull-out cover. Pre-Sales for PxPx Fan Club members start on Dec 1, Public on Dec 3.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MXPX TO RELEASE 14 SONG HOLIDAY ALBUM
"PUNK RAWK CHRISTMAS" DIGITALLY ON DECEMBER 1
LIMITED EDITION PHYSICAL VERSION AVAILABLE, 7" VINYL AND BUNDLE PACKAGES AVAILABLE AT: www.mxpx.com
First Single, "Punk Rawk Christmas" Will Premiere On Band's MySpace Page on Friday, November 27
Los Angeles, CA, November 24, 2009 - MxPx, the notorious punk rockers out of the great Northwest are digitally releasing a 14-track Christmas album titled Punk Rawk Christmas through their label, Rock City Recording Company on December 1. This special holiday offering has been over 10 years in the making; one punk-carol classic released each year (sometimes two) to their PxPx Fan Club for over a decade has now been packaged along with one new original track, "Punk Rawk Christmas" and the soon-to-be-classic punk cover of "Auld Lang Syne."
This year marks the band's 17-year anniversary and in celebration they have already released an album of covers, On The Cover II in addition to an EP, Left Coast Punk, their first original release in more than two years. Lead singer/bassist Mike Herrera explains the bands decision on now adding in a full-length Christmas album, "This year there was just enough songs to make for a nice, robust holiday album. Any more would be too much, any less would be, well, you get the idea." Longtime fan favorites such as "Christmas Day," "You're The One I Miss" and "It's Christmas and I'm Sick" are wrapped up alongside the previously unreleased "Punk Rawk Christmas". About the title track, Herrera says, "I was sitting at the studio writing and thinking of how bad the economy was. Then I came up with the idea of Christmas itself being broke and 'on a budget' hence, Punk Rawk Christmas was born." Adding to the Christmas list of hits, MxPx has added their version of, "Auld Lang Syne", because, "we wanted to do at least one cover, but didn't want it to be too weird and cheesy. ALS seemed perfect. It was fun and we did it in one afternoon; what I call the punk rock 101-style of recording."
As a bonus, MxPx will be releasing a RED version of the album available only through Amazon on Demand, which features a physical copy of all 14 tracks, but alternative artwork from the version sold on the bands website. The RED version will be available on December 1. Also available on the same day the band will be releasing a collector's dream, a limited edition marble-colored 7" vinyl featuring the bands first Christmas track ever written, "Christmas Day" and their most recent track, "Punk Rawk Christmas" in their original form on side A, and acoustic versions on side B. The 7" vinyl is a limited run of 500 and is only available through the bands website: www.mxpx.com.
Also only available through the website is the 'Limited Edition' version, known as the GREEN version. This edition includes all 14 tracks, plus two bonus tracks, a previously unreleased original song called "Coal" and an unreleased original demo track, "Questions" in addition to an expanded photo pull-out cover and will be available one week after the digital release on December 8.
Pre-sales are available for the 'Limited Edition' only, for fan club members first on December 1 with a public pre-sale launching on December 3, both through www.mxpx.com.
MxPx is Mike Herrera (bass/vocals), Tom Wisniewski (guitars) and Yuri Ruley (drums). In the span of 17 years, the band has sold over 2.5 million records world-wide and is ready to continue that success as they release this special Christmas album.
MXPX - PUNK RAWK CHRISTMAS CD (Digital)
Release Date: December 1, 2009
*Available at most online retailers
1. PUNK RAWK CHRISTMAS (previously unreleased) (2009) (new)
2. CHRISTMAS DAY (1998)
3. CHRISTMAS ONLY COMES ONCE A YEAR (1999)
4. COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (2000)
5. YOU'RE THE ONE I MISS (THIS CHRISTMAS) (2001)
6. CHRISTMAS PARTY (2002)
7. CHRISTMAS NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (2003)
8. SO THIS IS CHRISTMAS? (2003)
9. IT'S CHRISTMAS AND I'M SICK (2004)
10. 2005 (2005)
11. LATE GREAT SNOWBALL FIGHT OF 2006 (2006)
12. GIMME CHRISTMAS (2007)
13. ANOTHER SONG ABOUT CHRISTMAS (2008)
14. AULD LANG SYNE (TRADITIONAL) (previously unreleased) (2009) (new)
MXPX - PUNK RAWK CHRISTMAS CD (Physical -- available at Amazon.com)
Release date: December 1, 2009
*Includes all the tracks listed above, but features alternative artwork from the version sold on the bands website
MXPX - PUNK RAWK CHRISTMAS Vinyl 7" (available at www.mxpx.com)
Release Date: December 1, 2009
*Only 500 available
1. PUNK RAWK CHRISTMAS (previously unreleased)
2. CHRISTMAS DAY
3. PUNK RAWK CHRISTMAS (previously unreleased acoustic demo)
4. CHRISTMAS DAY (previously unreleased acoustic demo)
MXPX - PUNK RAWK CHRISTMAS 'Limited Edition' CD (Physical -- available at www.mxpx.com)
Release date: December 8, 2009
*Includes all the tracks listed above, plus the two bonus track listed below
**Features original cover art and an expanded photo pull-out
***Only 1,000 available
COAL (previously unreleased) (2009) (new)
QUESTIONS (previously unreleased demo); (2009) (new)
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As noted earlier, the band is about to release 'Punk Rawk Christmas'... and we've got a cover preview available now!
In addition to the digital downloads available at most online retailers, the release will bring with it 3 physical edition variations:
Keep looking for more announcements and check out the covers!
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If you live outside of the United States and cannot purchase "Left Coast Punk" at the iTunes link, here is a list of International Retailers.
Australia - Nokia Music
Austria - Nokia Music
Brazil - Nokia Music
Canada - Napster
EU - eMusic, Napster
Finland - Nokia Music
France - Nokia Music
Germany - Nokia Music
India - Nokia Music
Ireland - Nokia Music
Italy - Nokia Music
Mexico - Nokia Music
Netherlands - Nokia Music
Norway - Nokia Music
Poland - Nokia Music
Portugal - Nokia Music
Singapore - Nokia Music
South Africa - Nokia Music
Spain - Nokia Music
Sweden - Nokia Music
Switzerland - Nokia Music
United Arab Emirates - Nokia Music
United Kingdom - eMusic, Nokia Music
Here's your chance to pick up the all new Left Coast Punk EP!
Left Coast Punk is the bands fifth EP, but the first to be released through the bands own label, Rock City Recording Company. Physical copies are limited so get yours now!
Includes signed poster!!
1. One Step Further
2. Desperate to Understand
4. Shanghaied In Shanghai
5. Hopeless Case
7. One Step Further (instrumental version)
8. End (instrumental version)
9. Broken (instrumental version)
10. On A String (previously unreleased demo from LCP sessions)
"One Step Further" premieres tomorrrow, Tues Nov 11th at our MySpace page. Tune in around 9am PST.
Don't forget to pick up your Limited Edition Physical CD of our new EP "Left Coast Punk", still taking pre-orders at
the MxPx Arsenal. Ten songs (four special tracks just for you lucky 500) and an autographed poster. Grab em before they're gone!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MXPX TO RELEASE NEW EP
"LEFT COAST PUNK"
ON NOVEMBER 17 THROUGH OWN LABEL,
ROCK CITY RECORDING COMPANY
FULL 6-SONG EP AND LIMITED EDITION CD VERSION
First Single, "End" Will Premiere On Band's MySpace Page
Los Angeles, CA, November 11, 2009 - After a wildly successful 17th anniversary summer, complete with a fan "favorites" live broadcast performance, the punk-pop gurus of Bremerton, WA are back at it again. Now, MxPx are set to release Left Coast Punk, their latest EP (the bands first in five years), through their very own label, Rock City Recording Company.
MxPx has always been the harder-and-faster variety of punk playing bands, the band coined the phrase "Left Coast Punk" as a simple way to describe their sound, and those similar, residing from the Left Coast. It is that particular sound that is evident within the new tracks and MxPx vocalist and bassist, Mike Herrera felt the name just seemed to fit, "It just made sense to use the term, it's been around awhile, something I believe we coined, but it perfectly describes the clash of pop sensibility with the fast and hard playing that we are known for."
That clash of sounds is what hardcore MxPx fans will get; however the band did add in a melodic soft touch on a couple of tracks including the first single, "End," a tribute to some great punk and rock shows of the past. Using a style of play not performed by the band very often, melodic and fast, mid tempo and powerful, but fans will notice the signature MxPx sound. Other tracks, like "Broken," carry a more serious, personal tone, a rhythm that drives the lyrics - peering deep into feelings of being, well, broken inside. And then there's "Desperate to Understand" featuring classic MxPx style lyrics about lifting each other up and by sound alone, "One Step Further" kick starts the EP with its fast tempo, while the lyrics delve into becoming a better person.
Left Coast Punk is the bands fifth EP, but the first to be released through the bands own label, Rock City Recording Company. The band admits there is more work at hand, but Herrera puts it all into perspective, "It was about time we took this leap into the darkness, after all, we're musicians, there's no retirement in punk rock." With that new leap of faith, the band will be releasing the standard 6-song EP through major online digital retailers. As a bonus the band will be releasing a limited edition physical version of the EP as a 10-track CD, which includes an additional 3 instrumental tracks (a first for the band) and "On a String," a previously unreleased demo track. With only 500 in the limited edition run, each copy will come with an autographed poster, and will only be available on the band''s website: www.mxpx.com
First single, "End" will debut on Friday, November 13 on the band's MySpace page: www.myspace.com/mxpx
at 9 am PST.
MxPx is Mike Herrera (bass/vocals), Tom Wisniewski (guitars) and Yuri Ruley (drums). In the span of 17 years, the band has sold over 2.5 million records world-wide and is ready to continue that success as they release this EP as well as their special Christmas album, set to be released this holiday season.
MXPX-LEFT COAST PUNK EP (Digital)
1. One step further
2. Desperate to understand
4. Shanghaied in shanghai
5. Hopeless case
MXPX-LEFT COAST PUNK CD (Physical)
**Includes all the tracks listed above, plus the below
7. One step further (instrumental version)
8. End (instrumental version)
9. Broken (instrumental version)
10. On a String (previously unreleased demo from LCP sessions)
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