MxPx sent out a newsletter to fans recently saying they’ll be taking some time off from touring to work on a new album.
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 (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.
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.
In this episode we revisit that old phrase “location, location, location”. Mike, Matty, and Jake discuss Matty’s life growing up in the small town of Spokane and the musical experience that eventually took him across the country to become the rockin’ entrepreneur he is today.
MxPx released a re-recorded version of Life in General over the weekend to celebrate the record’s 20th birthday (oh god I now feel very old). It looks like the mailing list giveaway is now over, but the new version is up on YouTube. “Doing Time” remains one of my favorite songs of all time.