MxPx To Release New EP

MxPx are set to release "Left Coast Punk", their latest EP, through their very own label, Rock City Recording Company.

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After a wildly successful 17thanniversary 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 releaseLeft Coast Punk, their latest EP (the band's 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 band's fifth EP, but the first to be released through the band's 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. First single, "End" will debut on Friday, November 13 on the band's MySpace pageat 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): 01. One Step Further 02. Desperate to Understand 03. Broken 04. Shanghaied in Shanghai 05. Hopeless Case 06. End MxPx: Left Coast Punk Enhanced EP(Physical): *Includes all the tracks listed above, plus the below 07. One Step Further (instrumental version) 08. End (instrumental version) 09. Broken (instrumental version) 10. On a String (previously unreleased demo from LCP sessions)

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    .:!j.man!:.
    Its a good thing. Hardley any bands are as active as MxPx. Always better to go an inch further than to stop an inch less.
    sneyob
    Yay MXPX! Here's hoping that this album sounds like their older stuff more than Secret Weapon.
    neoring
    Zell182 wrote: I really need to get some more of their albums. I absolutely love Panic and Secret Weapon was pretty good...can anyone recommend me another good album by them?
    Life in general was good, Slowly Going the Way of the Buffalo was great too. The everpassing moment had a few good tracks, Before Everything and After was really popish though, a whole different feel to it. Give em' a listen and see what you like. Slowly going and life in general are must haves.
    Zell182
    I really need to get some more of their albums. I absolutely love Panic and Secret Weapon was pretty good...can anyone recommend me another good album by them?
    neoring
    weezergeek182 wrote: people need to read things before they comment. THis band needs sped some time working on something rather than pumping out like 55 songs a year that alll sound the same.
    That's a good point. Although MxPx has a track record of releasing at least 1 new CD, in various formats, a year. They've kept a very steady stream of music going, whether it's with EP's, cover albums, or new LP's. I'm not commenting on the quality, I've loved everything, I'm just saying that MxPx does pump out a considerable amount of music.
    weezergeek182
    lurch_276 wrote: Altitudinous wrote: myownenemy wrote: Dear author, MxPx released Secret Weapon in '07. That'd be two years. You either really suck at math, or you were ignorant of the band's releases and were not qualified to write this article. Take your picPr They were talking about EP's specifically, not LP's. Their last EP was "The AC/EP" in 2004, so that would make it 5 years. You either don't read carefully enough and don't know enough about MxPx, or you don't read carefully enough and don't know enough about Mxpx. Take your pick. BAM
    people need to read things before they comment. THis band needs sped some time working on something rather than pumping out like 55 songs a year that alll sound the same.
    myownenemy
    Dear author, MxPx released Secret Weapon in '07. That'd be two years. You either really suck at math, or you were ignorant of the band's releases and were not qualified to write this article. Take your picPr
    rEvilation
    bleh....arent they denver harbor or somethin... which is my neighborhood by the way in houston tx over here...apparently theyre neighbors....
    Idiot_Son
    myownenemy wrote: Dear author, MxPx released Secret Weapon in '07, that's two years ago. You're either really bad at math or you were ignorant of the bands releases and were not qualified to write this article. Take your pick.
    they released 'on the cover II' since then as well...
    Altitudinous
    myownenemy wrote: Dear author, MxPx released Secret Weapon in '07. That'd be two years. You either really suck at math, or you were ignorant of the band's releases and were not qualified to write this article. Take your picPr
    They were talking about EP's specifically, not LP's. Their last EP was "The AC/EP" in 2004, so that would make it 5 years. You either don't read carefully enough and don't know enough about MxPx, or you don't read carefully enough and don't know enough about Mxpx. Take your pick.
    lurch_276
    Altitudinous wrote: myownenemy wrote: Dear author, MxPx released Secret Weapon in '07. That'd be two years. You either really suck at math, or you were ignorant of the band's releases and were not qualified to write this article. Take your picPr They were talking about EP's specifically, not LP's. Their last EP was "The AC/EP" in 2004, so that would make it 5 years. You either don't read carefully enough and don't know enough about MxPx, or you don't read carefully enough and don't know enough about Mxpx. Take your pick.
    BAM