Mike Herrera (MxPx & Tumbledown)

Mike Herrera (MxPx & Tumbledown)

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Mike Herrera continues strong with MxPx and has branched out for his side project Tumbledown. After over ten years, over seven full-lengths, four EPs, three compilation CDs, and one live album; Mike Herrera is going strong.

Biography

College Booking:
- Mike Herrera is available for solo performance bookings. Campuses can also include a lecture with acoustic performances. He will discuss his travels and life in the music industry. Please contact agent for more details.
-Mike Herrera's Tumbledown and MxPx are also available for college bookings

Mike Herrera is currently the front man for Bremerton, WA based MxPx. It would take a novel to sum up all their accomplishments. With over ten years, over seven full-lengths, four EPs, three compilations CDs, one live album, non-stop tours all of the world, music in movies and video games, he still continues strong. In 2006, Mike began working on his side project Tumbledown, the flip side of MxPx's distinctive punk rock sound. Herrera's Rockabilly/Country music project may have been a long time coming but it's definitely worth the wait.

MxPx wrapped up their tour with Chiodos early this year and continue to currently tour with Rancid and Lagwagon through October.

Mike Herrera wants to come to your college starting Fall of 2008. He's bringing his vast knowledge of the music industry and setting up "lectures" for the student body. A round table of sorts where students can ask questions and hear Herrera perform songs from MxPx and Tumbledown acoustically.

Lyrics

Quit Your Life

Written By: MxPx

I’ve been everywhere around the world and finally here tonight
You seem to be the only one to make me feel alright

I feel good when I know you’re coming down
I feel good when I know you’ll be around

So quit your life and stay with me
We’ll order in and watch TV
We’ll paint the house and wash the car
We’ll take a walk but not too far
So quit your life and stay with me

New York to Los Angeles and all the towns between
After miles and hours on the road, you’re the best I’ve seen

I feel good, you’re the best friend that I’ve found
I feel good when I’m coming back to your town

Stay with me [4x]

I heard the road, it was calling my name
I walked towards the light and I ran towards the flame
I ran towards the flame

After all is said and done, I don’t mind saying again
I say it’s true that I’m in love with the places that I’ve been

I feel good when I know you’re coming down
I feel good when I know you’ll be around

So quit your life and stay with me
Stay with me [3x]

Sunny In Dallas

Written By: Mike Herrera

I'm going to get me on an aeroplane
Fly me form all this rain
I'm a lonely king in an empty palace
'Cos I'm loving Sunny in Dallas

Cold sleepless nights can get the best of me
Cold windy days will get the rest of me
Once upon a time my heart was calloused
Before I met Sunny in Dallas

Sunny ain't in Dallas anymore
She packed her things and headed for out west
Now she's loving life and living poor
Closer to the place her heart can rest

I never had a place to call my own
Never felt that I was quite at home
I shoulda known from the start
That home was in my heart
When I'm with her I'm home
When I'm with her I'm home

We can't afford to pay our heating bill
If I keep her warm she'd love me still
I thank God for all the time that I was
With my dear Sunny in Dallas

Sunny ain't in Dallas anymore
She packed her things and headed for out west
Now she's loving life and living poor
Closer to the place her heart can rest

Ballad Of A Factory Man

Written By: Mike Herrera

I drove for 15 hours
I was headed for la
Came down to work the lands
Got lost along the way
I had a hard time out there looking for a place
To lay my head cos i was running from the chase

Fly, fly, my darling
Someday i'll see your face again
Just like the sunshine in the morning
Fly, fly, fly
Someday i'll see your face again

Working 20 hours
In a factory for parts
Lost inside my mind
I try and find my beating heart
The weather changed it's mind
And left me out here in the cold
The boss man sent me packing
Now i gots nowheres to go
No no

Fly, fly, my darling
Someday i'll see your face again
Just like the sunshine in the morning
Fly, fly, fly
Someday i'll see your face again
Someday i'll see your face again

Tonight i walk these streets alone
So come and help me as i go
Tonight i walk these streets alone
So i do

Secret Weapon

Written By: MxPx

You always had some trouble with authority
And that's the way that growing up's going supposed to be
But you can make it through, you gotta believe

You are your own secret weapon
It's all up to you, to come out swingin'
It's all up to you!

Take back the stolen years, the truth will set you free
Don't lady down and lie, shut down the fallacies
Throw all of your fears into the sea

You are your own secret weapon
It's all up to you, to come out swingin'
It's all up to you!

So call all your cars, and take to the streets
Raise up your voice and sing
You can't change the past, cause nothing will last
Embrace what tomorrow brings, you can't change the past

You are your own secret weapon
It's all up to you, to come out swingin'
It's all up to you! All up to you!

Discography

Studio albums:
Pokinatcha (1994) • Teenage Politics (1995) • Life in General (1996) • Slowly Going the Way of the Buffalo (1998) • The Ever Passing Moment (2000) • Before Everything & After (2003) • Panic (2005) • Secret Weapon (2007)

EPs:
On the Cover (1995) • Move to Bremerton (1996) • The Broken Bones (2000) • The Renaissance (2001) • The AC/EP (2004)
Other releases:

Let It Happen (1998) • At the Show (1999) • Ten Years and Running (2002) • Let's Rock (2006) • The Ultimate Collection (2008)

Singles:
"Chick Magnet" • "Responsibility" • "Heard That Sound"
Compilations:
-"I Can Be Friends With You" (1996) from Never Say Dinosaur A tribute album to the contemporary Christian rock band, Petra
-"Chick Magnet" (1996) has been used in the comedy film Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
-"Party, My House, Be There" (1999) from A Compilation Of Warped Music II released by Side One Dummy Records
-"The Next Big Thing" (2000) Can be found in the Motocross 2000 game for Nintendo 64.
-"GSF" (2000) from Kung Fu Sampler #2: The_"Gone_With_the_Wind"_of_Punk_Rock_Samplers
-"Christmas Day" (fan club track) (2001) from Happy Christmas Vol. 2 released by BEC Recordings
- "Scooby Doo" (2002) from the Scooby Doo movie soundtrack
- "Wrecking Hotel Rooms" (2003) from the Bad Boys II movie soundtrack
-"Shout" (2003) cover song and music video as part of the release of the Double Secret Probation Edition of Animal House.
-"Wrecking Hotel Rooms (Live)" (2003) from Ozzfest 2003
- "Christmas Night of the Living Dead" (2003) A Santa Cause It's A Punk Rock Christmas
-"Play It Loud" (2003) was used in the snowboarding game, SSX 3, for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube systems.
-"Play It Loud" (2003) was used in the MTV movie Wuthering Heights.
-"Doing Time" (2004) from the New York Minute movie soundtrack.
- "The Empire" (2004) co-written by Mark Hoppus for The Passion of the Christ soundtrack
- "First Day of the Rest of Our Lives" (2004) from Before Everything & After has been used in the family film, "A Cinderella Story"
- "Heard That Sound" appears prominently in the PlayStation 2, Xbox and Xbox 360 videogame Burnout Revenge.
-"The Setting Sun" (2006) for the 3D Realms first person shooter Prey.
- "Late Again" was used in the console version of The Sims 2 but the lyrics were changed to fit the language of The Sims.
-"Secret Weapon" was used in the 2008 THQ offroad racing game, MX vs. ATV: Untamed for the Playstation 3 system.

Set List

Typical set will range from forty-five minutes, one hour, or an hour and a half. Can extend for longer.
Sunny In Dallas
Ballad Of A Factory Man
My Life Story
Today Is In My Way
Lonesome
Chick Magnet
Atlantic City
Gambling On A Love
Homeward Bound