This week we speak with Scott Russo about
what's happening with Unwritten Law and his other music project Scott &
Aimee. Scott took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to answer some
email questions for us.
2&2: You guys did something different
with "The Hit List" by rerecording/rearranging your fan favorites. Was
this simply done because your old label owned the mastered or did you take
the opportunity to redo the songs more to your liking?
Scott: We wanted to do a best of
disc to connect the dots for people who had heard these songs on the radio
or TV, but weren't familiar with the band..in doing so, we were confronted
by gathering tracks from 5 studio records and 4 labels.. It was going to
be impossible to get the 4 labels to agree to give us the tracks ,so we
seized the opportunity tore record these songs to make them fresh for us
and for the fans..
2&2: Speaking of which, are you
finding more creative freedom now with an indie label than the old major
label "hit machine" mentality? And what can we expect musically from Unwritten
Law in the future?
Scott: we've really never had a
record company hold us down creatively.. they've let us create what we
wanted to musically and we've always sat just outside the norm.. you can
expect U.L. to continue to grow and change musically.. we never want to
make the same record twice..
2&2: What's next for Unwritten Law?
Any big tour plans etc?
Scott: we're planning on releasing
"The Hit List" Jan 2..we're gonna be touring and promoting this record
the first early 07..we currently have U.S., Australia, and Japan on the
table now and we plan on hitting Europe and Canada on this cycle..
2&2: I hear you have a side project
called Scott & Aimee, can you tell us a little bit about that? How
it came about, who is involved?
Scott:I'm involved with a project
called Scott and Aimee… it's not a side project, as I'm equally loyal to
this as well.. we recorded a record called "sitting in a tree" that we
just released and is currently available at scottandaimee.com… we're still
in the works of finding a distribution home for it.. we plan on touring
the s*** out of this..the band consists of my girl, Aimee Allen, my brother
Jon Grill, and long time friend Dylan Howard… it's in the vane of southern
California rock and reggae.. you can get a sample at www.myspace.com/scottandaimee
if you'd like to check it.. Aimee is the new voice of female empowerment..
I'm very proud and xcited to be side by side with her on this.. Aimee and
I met when Aimee was supporting U.L. on a U.S. tour as a solo artist on
Elektra records.. We ended up hanging out and writing songs within days
of being on tour and thought it would be dope to record and tour as a duet..
the result was "sitting in a tree"..
2&2: Any touring plans for Scott
Scott: we plan on touring and promoting
"sitting in a tree".. it's costly to tour, so until the record is in stores
,we can only play shows in the south west U.S. ..I think we have a slot
in Austin in March for South by Southwest which will be dope..
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