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.

New Album Out April 3rd!

Los Angeles, CA, January 12, 2012 - Bremerton, WA-based pop-punk trio MxPx will be releasing their new album, Plans Within Plans, through MRI/Rock City Recording Company within the U.S. and Canada on April 3, 2012. The album will feature 13-tracks and will also be available in Japan (Bullion Records), Europe/UK (Flix Records) and Australia/New Zealand (El Shaddai Records).

It's been over four years since the release of their last album, Secret Weapon. Since then, the band has released a covers album On The Covers II (Tooth & Nail Records) in 2009 and also re-vamped their record label, Rock City Recording Company, in the same year. The band also had time to release their Left Coast Punk EP and a holiday album Punk Rock Christmas both in 2009 as well. Two years later, the band released a music documentary, Both Ends Burning (December 1, 2011) that features footage from the band's 2008 world tour all the way to the band's sold-out Seattle show in March 2011. The DVD is a brutally honest depiction of the band, giving fans insight into their career, trying to find the balance between full time jobs, and the life of a touring musician.

Part of the labor behind the hard work and life of a band is referenced within the album title, Plans Within Plans. "I struggled with this album title for a long time," explains vocalist and bassist, Mike Herrera. "I had been recording this album in between tours and booking tours, studio sessions, and trying to live somewhat of a normal life. Life got in the way of that. Plans Within Plans was the only way I could describe all the mayhem that was going on behind the scenes of putting this collection of brand new songs together."

Though 2011 proved to be a bit of a tough year for MxPx, they end on a high note with the release of their DVD and the expansion of their brand with worldwide distribution. The band is also looking forward to their 20-year anniversary in 2012. Herrera continues, "I was and still am literally flying off the rails trying to juggle all the jobs that need doing to keep this ship afloat. I'm the captain going down with the ship but just maybe we'll make to land before we all drown."

MxPx is Mike Herrera (bass/vocals), Tom Wisniewski (guitars) and Yuri Ruley (drums). In the span of 19 years, the band has sold over 2.5 million records worldwide and their music has been known for its ability to unite formerly distinguished fan bases such as the skate/surf community and the punk underground for almost two decades. MxPx is ready to continue that success with the release of Plans Within Plans.

For more information on MxPx, please contact:
Kelly MacGaunn
(818) 430-8926
kelly@kelleemackpr.com

And now the big reveal! The name of our next album!

It's called "Plans Within Plans" and here Mike explains where they came up with the album title:

"I struggled with this album title for a long time. I had been recording this
album between tours and booking tours, studio sessions, and trying to live
somewhat of a normal life. Life got in the way of that. Plans Within Plans was
the only way i could describe all the mayhem that was going on behind the
scenes of putting this collection of brand new songs together. I was and still
am literally flying off the rails trying to juggle all the jobs that need
doing to keep this ship afloat. I'm the captain going down with the ship.. but
just maybe we'll make to land before we all drown."

Keep your eyes peeled for more news on "Plans Within Plans"!

MxPx To Release First In-Depth Music Documentary "Both Ends Burning"

Legendary Bremerton, WA punk trio, MxPx will release a music documentary entitled Both Ends Burning, featuring footage from the band's 2008 world tour all the way to the band's sold-out Seattle show in March 2011. In this brutally honest depiction of the band, MxPx finds themselves at a crossroads in their career, struggling to find the balance between full time jobs, and the life of a touring musician. Directed by Bryan Buchelt of Snaproll Studios, the DVD will be available digitally on December 1 through most online retail outlets and the band's website (www.mxpx.com). The physical version, which includes over 20 minutes of deleted scenes, will be available December 8 through the band's website. Pre-order packages are available now.

Since the release of their third album Life In General in 1996, which launched them to success with hits "Chick Magnet" "Move To Bremerton", and "Doing Time", MxPx has been on the road constantly, touring first across the country and then around the world. Touring since the age of 15, they've weathered the trials of friendship and the pressure of performing every night. However, the love/hate relationship of their friendship has endured in tight quarters, and the unexpected experience touring the world brings has reaffirmed of the legacy MxPx has built within the last 19 years by fellow bands and fans.

A documentary about both life and music, Both Ends Burning is both a realization of how far the band has come, and how much further they want to go. Nearing two decades of playing together, it was late 2010 when drummer Yuri Ruley questioned being in the band and performed what he thought would be his last performance as a full-time member of MxPx at Wasted Space in The Hard Rock Cafe, Las Vegas. At the same time, guitarist Tom Wisniewski turned in his part-time status as well, taking on a full-time job in Bremerton.

But playing that show in Las Vegas provided more than a chance to reminisce about the past through their first full Life In General live set, the sold-out show helped rekindling the spark of creativity, reaffirming that Ruley and Wisniewski would continue with the band but would drastically scale back on touring. Both have since remained members of the band and are currently in the studio with vocalist and bassist, Mike Herrera finishing up their ninth full-length album, to be released in early 2012.

In addition to featuring some of the bands travel experiences, remedies to handling conflict and personal space issues while on the road, the DVD also includes interviews with friends and peers of the band that continue to support the band and their music. Special guests include: Ethan Luck (Relient K), Stephen Egerton (Descendants), Jeremy McKinnon (A Day To Remember), Chris Demakes (Less Than Jake), along with many more, add their individual anecdotes to the story, collectively agreeing on how influential the band has been and the true legacy the band has built.