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by The Law of Fives

Melodic rock influenced by '60's & '70's guitar bands and '90's alternative - for fans of Led Zeppelin, the Kinks, David Bowie, Ween, and Pink Floyd.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Waste Away
3:36 $0.99
2. My Child
4:12 $0.99
3. Down
2:48 $0.99
4. The Walk
3:01 $0.99
5. Shadowlands
4:44 $0.99
6. Stray From the Sun
4:35 $0.99
7. I Know
1:49 $0.99
8. Weakest Man Alive
4:02 $0.99
9. Leave Me Be
2:44 $0.99
10. You Say
5:09 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Law of Fives - 21st Century Rock & Roll

"Correctly formulated, the Law [of Fives] is All phenomena are directly or indirectly related to the number five, and this relationship can always be demonstrated, given enough ingenuity on the part of the demonstrator."
-- Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea, the Illuminatus! Trilogy

The Law of Fives plays melodic rock influenced by '70's guitar bands and '90's alternative. The group features guitarist, singer and chief songwriter Christopher Gwinn (who also founded the band) and bassist and singer Jordan Block - the are currently supported on drums by Ethan Shorter. All three members are committed non-conformists that aspire to set musical trends rather than chase after them.

The Law of Fives released their third CD entitled "Love & Industry" - featuing eleven new songs penned by Gwinn and Blocxk - in June 2005. Previously, they self-produced and released two full-length CD's, "Obelisk" (Summer 2002) and "Plexor's Lament" (Fall 2003), both of which garnered positive reviews and received college radio play in the Northeast. XM Satellite Radio added several of their songs to their Unsigned channel (where they remain in daily rotation) and, from 2002-2003, the song "Waste Away" spent seven weeks on Unsigned's Top 20 Most Played chart. The Law of Fives debuted live in New York City in January 2002 and has been performing regularly at well-known clubs and colleges throughout the New York City area and New England ever since. From their secret lair in Hell's Kitchen the group is hatching a plot to tour regionally throughout the US in 2005 in support of their new disc.

Christopher Gwinn - lead vocals, guitar, bass, percussion
Dan Dolgin - bass
Tyson Lewis - keyboards, vocals
Bob Haight - drums

Produced by Christopher Gwinn
Recorded April-June 2002 in New York City

(c) 2002 The Law of Fives
Published by Rig Veda Music (ASCAP)
All songs written by Christopher Gwinn except "Stray From The Sun", written by Curtis Gwinn & Christopher Gwinn, and "Weakest man Alive", written by Tyson Lewis.



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Shadow Stone

Finally... Something different!
I don't know about you folks, but I grew up listening to SONGS. Songs with melodies, catchy hooks... songs that stick in your head. Yeah, remember the Kinks and the Beatles? Remember Zeppelin and old Pink Floyd? Of course you remember them, and that's the point. Songs that stand the test of time - that's what today's rock & roll needs. It's what real music fans crave; and very few bands out there give it to us. I listened to the posted songs once, did a double-take, and listened again. Then I went and bought the CD. Some of this stuff is raw, but all of it is VERY cool. Strong melodies that stick in your head, good driving guitar rock with a twist. Actually, my favorite song on the CD, #7 Leave Me Be, isn't even posted here. It reminds me of a slow Ween song or something. All the songs sound like they'd be amazing live! Anyway, this CD is really good, well worth the money. I don't like to make predictions, but if Obelisk is any indication of the band's potential, I expect The Law of Fives to be a permanent fixture in the future of rock. Keep at it guys, Obelisk is as close to genius as I've heard all year! - S. Stone

Jim O

Real Classic Rock.
I've actually had this CD for almost a year now. I was a good friend of one of the band members when we were in highschool. I was bumbling around and found their website. Natrually interested I bought a CD. While Tyson being in a rock band isn't a surprise, I was very surprised by the quality of all the songs on this CD. Kind of hard to rationalize when you know all the stupid things someone did a long long time ago....

Regardless, each of these songs is different, but all share a real classic rock feeling. My current favorite song is "i know", with "waste away" a close second. It's too bad that I don't get back to NY often enough to check out their lives shows. This is dedinately a CD to keep in the visor CD holder or rip it onto your IPOD. Also definately worth the 5 bucks. Can't wait for the new CD... I think it's coming out sometime this summer?