MxPx will be releasing their ninth album, ‘Plans Within Plans,’ on April 3 within the US and Canada through MRI/Rock City Recording Company. It will also be available in Japan (Bullion Records), Europe/UK (Flix Records), and Australia/New Zealand (El Shaddai Records).
The band’s last studio album, ‘Secret Weapon,’ was released over four years ago. However, in 2009 the band released a cover album, ‘On the Covers II,’ their ‘Left Coast Punk’ EP, and a holiday album titled ‘Punk Rock Christmas.’ They ended 2011 with their documentary Both Ends Burning that showed the band trying to balance full-time jobs with their tour schedules. Much of the hard work depicted in the documentary is reflected in the title of the group’s upcoming album.
“I struggled with this album title for a long time,” vocalist/bassist Mike Herrera explained in a statement. “I had been recording this album in between tours and booking tours, studio sessions, and trying to live somewhat of a normal life. Life got in the way of that. ‘Plans Within Plans’ was the only way I could describe all the mayhem that was going on behind the scenes of putting this collection of brand new songs together.”
Herrera added, “I was and still am literally flying off the rails trying to juggle all the jobs that need doing to keep this ship afloat. I’m the captain going down with the ship but just maybe we’ll make to land before we all drown.”