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Mike Herrera's Tumbledown releases new video

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 – Mike Herrera's Tumbledown is releasing a video today for their new single Butcher of San Antone through the Hot Topic's Shockhound web site.

The track is the second single from he bands self-titled debut album, released through End Sounds earlier this year. Herrera is best known as the front-man of MxPx, but has been writing country music since 1998, and claims Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Bill Monroe as references.

Sticking to their DIY roots, the band teamed up with Dallas-based video director, Joe the Visualist (Joe Harris) to create their interpretation of a classic comic book from the '60s (Eerie Comics). Herrera illustrates the song as "the story of a vigilante priest out for revenge. It's a comic book, pulp-style story and is definitely set apart from our other songs. It's seedy and sleezy, just the way I like it. I think anyone can get into a story of murder and revenge. Don't you?"

The band, formed in Bremerton, Wash., consists of Herrera as songwriter/lead vocals/guitar, lead guitarist Jack Parker, standup bassist Marshall Trotland and drummer Harley Trotland.

CD reviews for Mike Herrera's Tumbledown

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Those familiar with Mike Herrera's work with punk band MxPx may be a little surprised by Tumbledown's country sounds, while those who mostly know the man for his Christian songs might be shocked by all the drinking numbers. But just like Mike Ness (Social Distortion) has done with his solo outings, Herrera has called upon the rebel side of Johnny Cash for his newfound inspiration. With Butcher Of San Antone, Herrera pulls off a good old murder song, which more than solidifies his »»»
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Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
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