"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' guitar bands and '90's alternative. The group features guitarist, singer and chief songwriter Christopher Gwinn (who also founded the band), bassist Jordan Block and drummer Ethan Shorter. All three members are committed non-conformists that aspire to set musical trends rather than chase after them.

The Law of Fives is currently recording its fourth album, a 5-song EP entitled "Barbarian Conspiracy", to be released in 2009; additionally, Christopher has contributed music to (and made a few appearances as an extra in) the Adult Swim comedy "Fat Guy Stuck in Internet". In June 2005 the band released "Love & Industry", containing eleven new songs. 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 in 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.


Podcast NYC: Podsafe Music Love Lies
Review of our single "Love Lies" from "Love & Industry"
"The Law of Fives make the kind of pop/rock music that you rarely hear anywhere these days. Love Lies hits you with scratchy guitars, a fast beat and Beatle"esque" breaks. These dudes know how to create classic pop that's brand new." Music
"The Law of Fives decrees huge drum fills, layered keyboards and guitars, and a minimum requirement of glam rock dramatics. It's new wave on an arena-rock scale. See you down front."

Village Voice Nightguide - Alison M. Rosen
"Theres something dreamy and shimmering about the Law of Fives loping psychedelic pop-rock songs. Anchored by swirling guitars, gentle keys and ample vocal harmonies, this local quartet is making New York safe again for classic rock. And they dont even have long hair!" - Artist of the Month - Patrick Ferris
"There's no doubt that this band was influenced by rock greats like Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, but there is a difference between trying to sound like a band and actually thinking like the band you are wanting to emulate. The Law of Fives creates song structure and hooks from the ground up in a fashion that gives them a big sound that I consider classic rock for the 21st Century."

The Band