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Unwritten Law Unveil Lush, Acoustic New Track “Oblivion” Exclusively on Substream Magazine


LOS ANGELES || March 9, 2016 – Formed in San Diego in the early 90’s Unwritten Law has undeniably paved the way for Rock/Alternative musicians around the world with staple Multi-Platinum releases like Elva, Unwritten Law, and Live and Lawless. At the top of the year, the band announced their highly anticipated eighth studio album, Acoustic due out April 1, 2016 via Cyber Tracks, owned by El Hefe (guitarist of NOFX) and wife Jen Abeyta. The band has partnered with Substream Magazine to unveil an acoustic cut of “Welcome to Oblivion” now coined as, “Oblivion” off of The Hit List. Scott Russo, the band’s frontman commented:
“‘Oblivion’ was originally written acoustically, but we translated it to distortion for ‘The Hit List.’ This version gives a chance to hear what I was really saying, as it is stripped and naked. In choosing songs for this record, I wanted to pick songs with my favorite lyrics, because I felt they would be more exposed.” 
Acoustic is a masterful 13-track record filled with newly re-recorded Unwritten Law hits from Unwritten Law, Elva, Here’s To The Mourning, Swan, and The Hit List into flawless acoustic renditions. The emotionally rich album will also feature 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; produced by Jim Perkins and Scott Russo, Additional production by Chris Lewis and Joe Marlett, Mixed by Joe Marlett, and Mastered by Tom Baker of Baker Mastering.
Fans are able to pre-order a few bundle and vinyl options via Cyber Tracks and Smartpunk:
A digital copy of Acoustic is available for $9 via Cyber Tracks website here and sample 30 second clips of all 13 tracks. Upon purchase, fans will receive TWO instant surprise gratification tracks immediately with a third additional surprise track to be rewarded on March 22nd, just a week before the April 1st release date.
1. “Celebration” (Originally “Celebration Song” Here’s to the Mourning, 2005)
2. “Nevermind” (Swan, 2011)
3. “Oblivion” (Originally “Welcome to Oblivion” The Hit List, 2007  (also on Live and Lawless, 2008))
4. “Huartbreaker” (Originally performed by John Legend and MSTRKRFT)
5. “Up All Night” (Elva, 2002)
6. “Seeing Red” (Elva, 2002)
7. “Teenage” (Originally “Teenage Suicide” Unwritten Law, 98)
8. “Starships” (Originally”Starships and Apocalypse” Swan, 2011)
9. “Shoulda” (Originally “I Shoulda Known Better” Live and Lawless, 08)
10. “I Like The Way” (Here’s To The Mourning, 2005)
11. “Save Me” (Originally “Save Me (Wake Up Call)” Here’s To The Mourning, 2005)
12. “Cailin” (Unwritten Law, 1998)
13. “Belongs To You”
Unwritten Law will be hitting the road with Fenix TX this March kicking off their tour Pomona, CA at The Glass House and hitting Los Angeles, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston, New York City, and Las Vegas to name a few. In addition, the band has two VIP options for fans: (1) Band Hangout (ticket not included): includes early entry, first access to merch, exclusive CD featuring tracks by both bands, intimate soundcheck performance, M&G with Unwritten Law and Fenix TX, photo opportunity, signings, and VIP Laminate. (2) Band Hangout & Access (ticket not included): includes early entry, first access to merch, exclusive CD featuring tracks by both bands, intimate soundcheck performance, M&G with Unwritten Law and Fenix TX, photo opportunity, signings, VIP Laminate and watch the show from the stage (NOTE only 2 available per show)! VIP ticket packages can be ordered here:
Unwritten Law Tour Dates
All dates are with Fenix TX except for the shows marked
3/9 – Pomona, CA @ Glass House
3/10 – Los Angeles, CA. @ The Palladium (with Pennywise)
3/11 –  Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live
3/13 – Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room (No Fenix TX)
3/15 – Kansas City, KS @ Riot Room (No Fenix TX)
3/16 – Nashville, TN @ City Winery (No Fenix TX)
3/18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/19 –  Dallas, TX @ So What?! Music Festival
3/20 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues (with NOFX)
3/21 – San Antonio, TX @ 502 Bar
3/24 –  St. Petersburg, FL. @ The State Theatre
3/25 –  Cape Canaveral, FL. @ Millikens Reef
3/26 – Fort Pierce, FL @ The Inlet
3/27 – Cape Coral, FL @ Dixie Roadhouse
3/28 –  Jacksonville, FL. @ Freebird Live
3/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
3/30 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
3/31 –  Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
4/1 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
4/2 – New York City, NY @ Marlin Room (Webster Hall)
4/4 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
4/5 – Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop
4/6 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
4/7 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
4/8 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
4/9 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
4/10 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
4/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
4/12 – Reno, NV. @ PB & J’s
4/13 – Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar
4/14 – Long Beach, CA @ The Federal (No Fenix TX)
4/15 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Ritz (No Fenix TX)
4/16 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst (No Fenix TX)

About Unwritten Law

promoFormed in San Diego in the early 90’s, Unwritten Law was a major part of the pop-punk movement that swept the decade with staple releases like Blue Room, Oz Factor, and Unwritten Law. It was in the late 90’s that the band would tour the world on The Vans Warped Tour and spring them into their biggest release to date Elva. As the band developed through the early 00’s they began honing in on the ever growing punk energy while featuring more of a rock sound which still remains present in their live shows to date. Today, the band has released seven full-length studio albums which sold over 2 million copies and released half-a-dozen radio hits including, “Seein’ Red,” and “Save Me (Wake Up Call),” both of which entered the top 5 in the US Modern Rock Charts.

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