Highly influential LA punk rock band DOWN BY LAW will be releasing Quick Hits: Live In Studio on October 4th via Kung Fu Records. Founder Dave Smalley leads his band, including longtime members Sam Williams and John Di Mambro, through new versions of fan favorites from early Epitaph albums and beyond!
“We tried to strike a balance between the songs that are considered our hits and songs that maybe got passed over in our catalog,” explains lead guitarist Sam Williams. “For instance, ‘DC Guns’ is an incredibly obscure song that’s hard to find, and if you do find it, it’s not well recorded. A lot of the songs have evolved as well since we’ve been honing our chops. We just tried to evenly represent a big span of our career up until this point. We are the band that will never stop. We still love making music together and we’ll keep doing it until we are physically unable.”
Down By Law revisits keys tracks from their 30-year career with all of the skill and ferocity that they’ve acquired over the past three decades packed into a collection of 15 tracks that includes “No Equalizer,” “Bright Green Globe,” “Gruesome Gary,” “Boredom” and their own take on The Proclaimers “500 Miles.” The album will be available on CD, limited-edition orange vinyl, and streaming services.
Down By Law has released seven studio albums over a 30-year span. Their first two albums (Self-Titled, Blue) were produced by Epitaph Records founder and Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz. They’re toured extensively all over the globe and have supported bands such as The Offspring, NOFX, Bad Religion, Pennywise and The Vandals. Also, vocalist Dave Smalley has fronted quite a few prominent bands over the years including ALL, Dag Nasty, and DYS.
DOWN BY LAW is Dave Smalley (vocals, guitar), Sam Williams III (lead guitar, vocals), John Di Mambro (bass) and Jack Criswell (drums). Their new album Quick Hits: Live In Studio is due out on October 4th via Kung Fu Records.