Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Watch and download 2 new acoustic songs by Ed Cuozzo of Scranton’s University Drive

EXCLUSIVE: Watch and download 2 new acoustic songs by Ed Cuozzo of Scranton’s University Drive
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Last week during the live recording of Episode 2 of the newly relaunched NEPA Scene Podcast at Coal Creative’s production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, Scranton singer, songwriter, and guitarist Edward Cuozzo opened and closed the show with stripped down acoustic versions of two songs from “On/Off: Reset,” the debut album by his new alternative rock band University Drive.

To celebrate the release through Fightless Records, NEPA Scene is offering free downloads of these exclusive solo renditions of both “Safe and Quiet” and “You Won’t See It” with permission from Cuozzo. They can be streamed or downloaded via iTunes, SoundCloud, and Stitcher and watched on YouTube.

Watch “Safe and Quiet” on YouTube:

Stream/download on SoundCloud:

Watch “You Won’t See It” on YouTube:

Stream/download on SoundCloud:

In the full episode of the podcast, we chat with Cuozzo and bassist John Husosky about Cuozzo’s previous band, A Social State, and what led him to end that project and start University Drive; his process of writing and recording the entire album by himself at JL Studios in Olyphant; how Husosky ended up joining the band’s now solidified lineup and adding his own touch to the material; signing to Canadian label Fightless Records; live shows and touring; making cassettes as well as CDs; Husosky’s other bands, including Permanence, and balancing them all; and more, including a discussion about music released after an artist’s death.

Watch the live video version on YouTube or Facebook:

Listen on iTunes.

Listen on SoundCloud:

Listen on Stitcher.

Read an interview with University Drive from last month here and see photos from the band’s first show here.