Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Tumbledown is the most recent side project of Mike Herrera, lead singer and bassist of MxPx. Tumbledown is quite different from the brand of fast paced punk rock that MxPx is widely known for because Tumbledown is a folk/country band that shows obvious influences of musical legends such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan. Their first E.P. entitled "Atlantic City" was released over a year ago but it continues to be some of the most played songs on my iPod. Don't be turned off when I mentioned that this is a country band because I'm not a country fan at all and I love what the band has done so far. Mike also doesn't really have a singing voice that is characteristic of country artist, most of the time he sounds just as he would on an MxPx album. This E.P. really goes to show just how talented Mike Herrera is and how he is not limited to any one style of music. Overall, Tumbledown is a refreshing breath of fresh air in an often stagnant music world. I would definitely recommend picking up this E.P., it can either be found on itunes or on the bands myspace page. Mike Herrera has also promised a full length cd in the near future so keep an eye out for that as well.

Tumbledown- Atlantic City

Tumbledown- Ballad Of A Factory Man
From the album "Atlantic City"

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