MxPx Launch Kickstarter for New Album

MxPx have launched a Kickstarter to help record their new album:

With this money, the bulk of it is going to be spent on prep and marketing. We intend to self release this record all around the world, not just North America, and to do that, we’re gonna need to advertise. We also have costs of hiring an engineer to record and mix our record, as well as the costs in fulfilling the perks in this here campaign.

This is the first time the band is working in the same place on an album since the Panic sessions. I’ve heard very good things about the batch of songs they’re working on.

Mike Herrera on Latest Episode of “Fixer Upper”

Mike Herrera of MxPx and his family are on the latest episode of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper.”

Musician Mike Herrera and his wife, Holli, are moving from Washington state to Waco so they can be closer to Holli’s family. They need a house with plenty of space for their two children and a large music studio for Mike. Chip and Jo find the perfect fixer upper, but when Chip comes across some serious structural problems, they realize they might not be able to finish in time for the family’s big move.


MxPx to Release 25th Anniversary Beer

MxPx and Silver City Brewery have teamed up to release a special beer to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the band. It’ll be available in May and you can sign up for an email to be notified when you can purchase it.

Named after the band’s 2007 hit, “Secret Weapon”, the brew is a delicious amber lager brewed in the “left-coast common” style. Super easy-going with a full-flavored malt backbone and a clean hop kick on the finish, the recipe is a true collaborative effort between the Silver City brew team and band members Mike, Tom, and Yuri, who were heavily involved in its development, adding their own personal tastes and flavor preferences.

Do Young Artists Care About Album Sequencing?

I saw Mike Herrera of MxPx post this question on Twitter last night, and I am curious what people think:

Do young artists (median age 20) care about album sequencing? Song order.

I’ve talked about it before, but sequencing and the entire album experience are two of the things I love most about music. Listening to an entire work of art put together with care and precision, or seeing feeling like the flow is messed up if something is out-of-whack, has always fascinated me. The streaming/single based world makes me feel like an outlier sometimes.

Will Pugh on Mike Herrera’s Podcast

Will Pugh of Cartel is on this week’s episode of Mike Herrera’s podcast.

Not many have the work ethic and stamina to make it in the industry the way Will Pugh does! Mike and Will sit down and discuss the process that allows Will to make it in the music world while juggling being in a band, a producer, and song writer in Nashville.