MxPx

Left Coast Punk

MxPx is an American punk rock band from Bremerton, Washington founded in 1992 as Magnified Plaid. Current members include Mike Herrera on lead vocals and bass, Tom Wisniewski on guitar and backing vocals, and Yuri Ruley on drums. The band's discography includes nine studio albums, four EPs, four compilation albums, a live album, a VHS tape, a DVD and 20 singles. A number of their releases have charted on Billboard, including the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on Billboard Christian Albums.

Mike Herrera Picture Disc

MxPx's Mike Herrera to Release
Guitar Center Limited Edition 7" Picture Disc

Pre-Order Live Now on MxPx.com; Includes Custom Guitar Pick,
Lyric and Chord Change Sheets, and More

Los Angeles, CA, November 5, 2013 -- On November 19, legendary MxPx singer and bassist Mike Herrerawill release a limited-edition 7" picture disc vinyl of his Guitar Center podcast with Nic Harcourt acoustic performance via Rock City Recording Company. The set was recorded at Guitar Center’s iconic Sunset Boulevard location on June 28, 2012, while the band was in the midst of its 20th anniversary tour.

Side A features a live rendition of "Secret Weapon," the title track from the band's 2007 classic albumSecret Weapon, while Side B is "Aces Up," from group's latest album, last year's Plans Within Plans. Just in time for the holidays, it's a must-have for all MxPx faithful and vinyl aficionados alike.

These intimate, stripped-down acoustic interpretations show both Herrera's songwriting and performance prowess. As a bonus, fans will receive a download of all four songs from the Guitar Center podcast—including "Doing Time" and "Drowning." Downloads will be available to all who purchase by November 19 through MxPx.com. Moreover, the pre-order package also comes with a custom-designed Mike Herrera Music guitar pick with the MHM logo on one side and the artist's signature on the other. In addition, fans will receive a copy of his lyric and chord change sheets for "Secret Weapon" and "Aces Up," as well as his personal signature.

About this special release, Herrera comments, "I personally love collecting vinyl. That has morphed into a love of releasing collectible vinyl for each new musical endeavor I embark upon. I'm further down that wax road with this limited-edition live picture disc. This is a jumping-off point to introduce even more new songs and my personal style to a still growing and wonderful audience."

Herrera is prepping more solo material for a 2014 release. Pick up the pre-order now!

For more information about Mike Herrera, please visit: http://mikeherrerabestlife.tumblr.com

For more information about the Guitar Center podcast series, please visit:http://gc.guitarcenter.com/podcast/

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Kelly MacGaunn // kelleemack pr // 818-430-8926 // kelly@kelleemackpr.com

Batter Up!

In celebration of the start of the 2013 baseball season, we are re-releasing our cover of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"! Enjoy the song while rooting for your favorite team this season.
PLAY BALL!

Cover art by Stefan Jatcko

MxPx Side Project, Arthur, Calls It Quits

The band (now formerly) known as Arthur is calling it quits after a decade together. Formed as a side project by the current and past members of Bremerton, WA, punk-pop band MxPx, Arthur began with the original line-up of Michael “Arthur” Herrera, Yuri “Zane” Ruley and MxPx stage tech Neil “Alexander” Hundt in 1997. Shortly after, Thomas “Edmund” Wisniewski joined, and Arthur took full form.

“Arthur was never a full time touring band, but we were a band none the less, which is why we're formally BREAKING UP,” said band frontman Arthur. “It just doesn’t make sense to keep doing nothing, so we’ve collectively decided to pursue separate creative endeavors.”

The four-piece released their debut EP, Loneliness Is Bliss in 1999, the first through their newly formed independent record label, Rock City Recording Company. In support, they embarked on a two-week West Coast stint, their only tour as Arthur to date. The band members were a bit apprehensive as to how their punk pop fan base would react to their 50’s doo-wop-inspired tunes. The change in musical pace resonated with MxPx fans, and in 2002, the quartet headed back into the studio to record their full-length, but the album was postponed due to MxPx’s extensive tour schedule. It took until 2010 for the band to release their long-awaited debut album, Watch The Years Crawl By, which was well received by fans.

“We want to thank all of you that listened to our music and supported Arthur throughout the last decade,” said Arthur, Edmund, Alexander and Zane. “We created music for you, and the best part is that our music will never die!”

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