Saturday, February 13, 2016

CD Review: Unwritten Law Go "Acoustic" With Their Greatest Songs On New Release

American punk/rock band Unwritten Law started their musical adventure almost 25 years ago in California. They were a major presence on the yearly Vans Warped Tour and broke onto the charts with their hit singles "Seein' Red" and "Save Me (Wake Up Call)." After a five year absence, Unwritten Law return with a new album titled "Acoustic." It features unplugged renditions of some of their most well-known, fan favorites; along with two brand new tracks.

The new 13-song release begins with "Celebration" as acoustic guitars replace the electric ones and a funky backbeat keeps the rhythm on this opening experimental piece of music. Some songs take on a different tone with acoustic guitars as with the island reggae vibe of "Nevermind" and the emotional ballad "Seeing Red." One of the new songs on this compilation is Unwritten Law's rendition of the John Legend song "Hueartbreaker" as they search for the right groove with their acoustic instruments. They try to bring in some of their punk elements for "Teenage," which is one of two songs from their 1998 self-titled album which are the earliest songs featured on this album. Unwritten Law sound like Sublime on the radio pop gem "Starships," which finds new life with the help of the acoustic guitars and an island groove. The album finishes with the love song to "Cailin'" and the other new song "Belong To You," which is alternative-pop gold.

The new album will be released on April 1st through Cyber Tracks. Their tour kicks off on March 9th in Pomona, CA before circling the U.S. the next two months. To find out more about Unwritten Law and their latest release, "Acoustic," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/unwrittenlaw.music.

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