MxPx Working On New Album
The yet to be named album is the formal follow-up to 2007's Secret Weapon (Tooth & Nail Records), and it's something of a triumphant return to form for the band.
Self-produced by Herrera at his Monkey Trench Studios in Bremerton, WA, the new material channels the fire and fervor of their classic album Life In General as well as Weapon's scope and sense of refinement for a combustible new combination.
Despite retiring from the band in 2010, Ruley returned to the fold, and he's finished tracking drums already. The band remains in the midst of wrapping up guitars, bass, and vocals now.
After writing over 20 songs for the offering, MxPx are in the process of whittling down the selection to 12-14. Herrera is self-producing the album and said, "I've put an immense amount of thought into the bass lines this time around. I've expanded the fills and changed them up here and there, which has been fun."
They demoed a few songs during the Left Coast Punk EP recording sessions, and the time between albums has allowed them to evolve and change. Adhering to their own schedule, each and every detail is being perfected for the best MxPx album yet.