PREMIERE: Unwritten Law strips it down with the lush, acoustic “Oblivion”

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Unwritten Law

Southern California’s Unwritten Law has been a force in punk rock ever since they released their 1994 debut Blue Room. But 20 years on, the band is still finding new ways to reinvigorate their catalog, as evidenced with the pending release of Acoustic. A career-spanning 13-track collection, Acoustic finds Scott Russo & Co. reinterpreting some of their biggest songs, such as “Seein’ Red” and “Teenage Suicide,” as well as including new versions of some lesser-known cuts like “Oblivion,” originally included on The Hit List in an amped-up version called “Welcome To Oblivion.” Russo explains:

“‘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.”

Unwritten Law’s Acoustic will be released April 1 via Cyber Tracks and can be pre-ordered here.

Unwritten Law will hit the road this spring alongside Fenix TX for a comprehensive co-headlining U.S. tour:

March
9 – Pomona, CA @ Glass House
10 – Los Angeles, CA. @ The Palladium (with Pennywise)
11 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live
13 – Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room (No Fenix TX)
15 – Kansas City, KS @ Riot Room (No Fenix TX)
16 – Nashville, TN @ City Winery (No Fenix TX)
18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
19 – Dallas, TX @ So What?! Music Festival
20 – San Antonio, TX @ 502 Bar
22 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
24 – St. Petersburg, FL. @ The State Theatre
25 – Cape Canaveral, FL. @ Millikens Reef
26 – Fort Pierce, FL @ The Inlet
27 – Cape Coral, FL @ Dixie Roadhouse
28 – Jacksonville, FL. @ Freebird Live
29 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
30 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts

April
1 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
2 – New York City, NY @ Marlin Room (Webster Hall)
4 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
5 – Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop
6 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
7 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
8 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
9 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
10 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
12 – Reno, NV. @ PB & J’s
13 – Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar
14 – Long Beach, CA @ The Federal (No Fenix TX)
15 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Ritz (No Fenix TX)
16 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst (No Fenix TX)