(PCM) Formed in the early 90’s, California rockers Unwritten Law are often credited as paving the way for rock and alternative musicians with their multi-platinum album releases such as “Elva”, “Unwritten Law”, and “Live and Lawless”, so we were absolutely thrilled with the news that the band would be releasing eight studio album titled “Acoustic”.
The album is absolutely brilliant! We got an early listen, as well as, the opportunity to turn it up full volume while cruising the streets of Philly with vocalist Scott Russo who was excited to share some insight about what went into the recording process for putting this stellar album together.
“Acoustic” was released via Cybertracks, which is owned by El Hefe of NOFX and his wife Jen Abeyta and the album features 13 newly re-recorded tracks from “Unwritten Law”, “Elva”, “Here’s To The Mourning”, “Swan”, and “The Hit List” molded into flawless acoustic renditions. They are seriously gorgeous!
The emotionally rich album also features two brand new tracks including “Huartbreaker” a cover originally performed by John Legend and MSTRKRFT and “Belongs To You,” written by Scott Russo. The album features Scott Russo (Vocals/Guitar), Chris Lewis (Guitar, currently in Fenix TX), Jonny Grill (Bass), and original drummer Wade Youman.
We have always been impressed with Unwritten Law’s fearlessness when it comes to experimenting with both they sound and style and “Acoustic” does a fantastic job of showcasing the band’s varied musical influences and superior musicianship.
Chatting over some delicious Dim Sum in Philadelphia’s Chinatown district Russo explained to us just how proud he and the rest of the band are of this record and that there could perhaps be some new Unwritten Law material on the way as well. You can watch the full video interview below:
Interview with Unwritten Law vocalist Scott Russo
Posted by Pop Culture Madness on Sunday, April 10, 2016