Release: Plans Within Plans
Label: Rock City Recording Company
Release date: April 3, 2012
You won't find any surprises on the ninth studio record from Bremerton's favorite pop-punk sons, but you will find the band sounding renewed and more vital than they have in years. Perhaps this new energy stems from all the changes going on behind the scenes of late, namely that MxPx isn't so much a fully-functioning band anymore. With longtime bandmates Tom Wisniewski and Yuri Ruley taking fulltime jobs at Bremerton's shipyard, singer-songwriter Mike Herrera has been left to tour as the MxPx All-Stars, which doesn't feature Wisniewski and Ruley, though the pair do play on Plans just as they have on all of the band's releases over the last two decades.