Excel Are Re-releasing Their Long Lost Album “Seeking Refuge”

California crossover originals, Excel, are dropping a re-issue of their long-out-of-print album, Seeking Refuge, via Southern Lord records. Originally released in 1995, it offers a glimpse at an Excel many have never heard before, complete with a guest shot from H.R. of Bad Brains (on “Take Your Part  Gotta Encourage”) and a video starring Tony Alva for the anthemic single “Unenslaved.” The album was reissued for Record Store Day 2024, and sold out. A new run is going out on July 19th, in red vinyl and digital formats. Head into the article below to find out more.
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News + Tour: Unwritten Law Signs With Cybertracks + US Tour With Fenix TX

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Veteran Southern California melodic punk outfit Unwritten Law has signed with Cyber Tracks, the LA based recording label owned by NOFX guitarist El Hefe and his wife Jen Abeyta. View their official signing statement here.

Unwritten Law with El Hefe of NOFX and his wife Jen Abeyta.

Unwritten Law with El Hefe of NOFX and his wife Jen Abeyta.

Jen Abeyta said:

“Words cannot express how blessed we are to have the opportunity to work with such a monumental artist like Unwritten Law. This upcoming acoustic album is so unique, I’ve never heard anything like it before.”

El Hefe adds:

“I’m very excited to release this new album with Unwritten Law. I’ve always respected Scotty as a singer, and I have to say this is the best I’ve heard him sing. He sounds hungry.”

Scott Russo commented on the signing:

“Put it this way: These days and at this stage of my career, I only want to work with people I respect. As artists, innovators, and honest human beings, I found that in Hefe and Jen. Their words, and what they’ve already done have overshadowed any label I’ve had the displeasure of working for thus far. I know in my heart this is the right place for myself and my band. They not only see my vision, but are willing to truly see it through. I’ve been done with this acoustic record for a year and was looking for the right home, with the right spirit to put it out. I’ve found my/our home and people. I can’t wait for you all to see exactly what the fuck I’ve been up to. UL and Cyber Tracks have something I honestly believe is different, special and definitely unexpected. Love from the Law.”

Wade Youman adds:

“Signing to Cyber Tracks is fucking great. Scott and I have been on almost every major label there is. Now, we’re in relationship with friends we trust, respect, and are on the same page with. We finally have the creative freedom that we wanted all along. Nanu nanu.”

Unwritten Law has an extensive set of upcoming live dates with Fenix TX (except for shows noted) posted below:

Mar 09: Glass House – Pomona, CA
Mar 10: The Palladium – Los Angeles, CA (with Pennywise)
Mar 11: Pub Rock Live – Scottsdale, AZ
Mar 19: 502 Bar – San Antonio, TX
Mar 22: Warehouse Live Studio – Houston, TX
Mar 24: The State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL
Mar 25: Millikens Reef – Cape Canaveral, FL
Mar 26: Dixie Roadhouse – Cape Coral, FL
Mar 28: Freebird Live – Jacksonville, FL
Mar 29: Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Mar 30: Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
Mar 31: Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Apr 01: Middle East Downstairs – Boston, MA
Apr 02: Marlin Room (Webster Hall) – New York City, NY
Apr 04: Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 05: The Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
Apr 06: A&R Music Bar – Columbus, OH
Apr 08: Slowdown – Omaha, NE
Apr 09: Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
Apr 10: The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
Apr 11: In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 12: PB & J’s – Reno, NV
Apr 13: Backstage Bar – Las Vegas, NV
Apr 14: The Federal – Long Beach, CA (No Fenix TX)
Apr 16: The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA (No Fenix TX)

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Excited to finally let the cat out da bag || we finally found a home for the new #UnwrittenLaw acoustic record ||…

Posted by Unwritten Law on Thursday, December 10, 2015