|Künstler||JOEY CAPE / TONY SLY|
Before the current barrage of seasoned punk rockers trying their hand at acoustic music, Joey Cape and Tony Sly, frontmen of Lagwagon and No Use For a Name, forged a path into the genre with their acclaimed 2004 split release, aptly titled Acousti.The release featured acoustic arrangements of Lagwagon and NUFAN hits as well as a couple originals, and proved to be wildly popular with fans of their bands. They didn’t know it at the time, but the album served as a launching point for both Joey’s and Tony’s solo careers. Since they cut their teeth recording Acoustic, Tony and Joey have flourished as solo musicians. Over the past 8 years, their dedication and focus has progressively shifted toward solo work, resulting in the release of 2 solo albums each. The writing and recording process, not to mention countless tours and shows, have all served to hone Joey’s and Tony’s aptitude for acoustic music. With a much greater command of the genre, the guys decided to revisit their original concept and release Acoustic Vol. 2. Once again Tony took 5 classic No Use songs and Joey selected 5 Lagwagon tracks, and transformed them into acoustic masterpieces. The guys also kept up tradition by each writing and recording brand new original tracks exclusively for the release. The product, Acoustic Vol. 2, is an album of reinvented classics, captured through a lens of complex instrumentation and subdued aesthetic. Joey’s and Tony’s mastery of the acoustic medium absolutely shines, breathing a completely new mood and feel into fan favorites and upping the ante on the second installment in the Acoustic series of releases.