Travelogue: Bremerton Washington / MxPx

Many of us can remember our first encounter with Tooth & Nail. Whether it was through an album or a show or a music video that ran at 1am, those are memories that some people will hold onto forever. This is true of our friend Jason Hockney Zeimet who got a chance to meet and hang out with the band that started it all for him, MxPx.

Here you can watch his Travelogue and follow along with Jason as he travels to the band’s hometown of Bremerton, WA and meets with lead singer Mike Herrera for a tour of Monkey Trench Studios, talks about the band’s first 7″ release and joins in on a rehearsal session.

Pretty awesome what you can do if you put your mind to it! Where there’s a will, there’s a way and all that jazz. Do you have any sweet stories about meeting a band that changed it all for you? We’d love to hear them!

And speaking of MxPx, we might be working on a little something something for their 20th Anniversary. You’ll just have to stay tuned to find out what.

Tooth & Nail Visits Ivoryline In The Studio

One of the perks of working at a record label is getting to hear music from some of our favorite artists pretty far in advance of an album coming out. Quite a few of our bands record with Aaron Sprinkle at The Compound Studio here in Seattle, which gives us some pretty sweet opportunities to not only hang out, listen to music and spend time with our bands, but occasionally even make a guest appearance on an album (ie. gang vocals on tracks by MxPx and The Letter Black, no big deal.)

Not too long ago, we went to the studio to visit Ivoryline as they finished up recording their follow-up to 2008’s “There Came A Lion.” Pizza, new music and friends…how could we not? Luckily for you, we recorded our field trip which you can now watch on YouTube to get a sneak preview of some new Ivoryline tunes. Time to get stoked!