Tumbledown has a song just for you
Thursday, December 23, 2010
– Tumbledown may have a song just for you.
The band, spearheaded by Mike Herrera of MxPx, just relessed "Empty Bottle. Fans can download a free New Year's version of Great Big World and enter a contest to win a customized version of the song.
The winner will be randomly chosen from the contest entrants and contacted via e-mail to obtain the personal details necessary to craft their song. The contest is open to all ages and geographic locations and a winner will be selected on Dec. 31.
CD reviews for Tumbledown
Now that he's two albums into this new band, perhaps the "MXPX member" tag can be taken off Mike Herrera's name or at least made a little less prominent. There's not much in common between the Christian pop-punk of that long-running group and his latest alt.-country sounding project, after all, other than perhaps the undeniable energy running through these songs - a product of the up-front mix from Stephen Egerton, who's worked mostly with California punk acts, such »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
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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... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience
Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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