'68

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Marketing Highlights

American rock duo ’68 is excited to announce their forthcoming album entitled Two Parts Viper. The 10-track record is a compilation of what may be the pair's strongest work to date - demonstrating more energy with a guitar and small drum set than an entire live band. Their performance and interplay on stage make for a mesmerizing set.

Having toured with the likes of Bring Me The Horizon, Every Time I Die, and The Fall Of Troy to name a few and hitting festivals such as Louder Than Life, Carolina Rebellion, AfterShock, and Welcome To Rockville – the alt-rock veterans felt it was time to take a different approach to further define their brand. This time around, Josh Scogin (The Chariot, Norma Jean) and bandmate, Michael McClellan have signed with a new label - Cooking Vinyl America - to launch their full-length album which channels everything from the intensity of At The Drive-In to Jack White-like vocals to a setup similar to The Black Keys.

In addition, ‘68 will be hitting the road with Every Time I Die and Wage War this spring. The tour kicks off on April 28th in Wilmington, DE and wraps up on May 20th in Lansing, MI. Shortly after, the duo will be headlining a US tour with Listener beginning May 21st in Garwood, NJ. This will be the first leg of a world tour to come later in the year, making key stops in Europe, the UK, Australia, and Japan. For more information on tour dates, please visit: http://www.theyare68.com.

Upcoming Shows
** w/ Every Time I Die


Apr 28 – Wilmington, DE – World Cafe Live **
Apr 29 – Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
Apr 30 – Augusta, GA – The Iron Heights
May 01 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco **
May 02 – Memphis, TN – Hi Tone Café **
May 04 – Chattanooga, TN – Revelry Room **
May 05 – Bristol, TN – Patton-Crosswhite VFW
May 06 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club **
May 07 – Harrisonburg, VA – The Golden Pony **
May 08 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage **
May 09 – Erie, PA – Basement Transmissions **
May 10 – Toledo, OH – Frankies Inner City
May 11 – DeKalb, IL – The House Café **
May 12 – Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose Tap House **
May 13 – Lousville, KY – Trixies
May 14 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge **
May 16 – Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom **
May 17 – Columbia, MO – Rose Music Hall **
May 18 – Nashville, TN – The End **
May 19 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe, Old National Center **
May 20 – Lansing, MI– The Loft **
May 21 – Garwood, NJ – Crossroads
May 23 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East
May 24 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
May 25 – Rochester, NY – Harmony House
May 26 – Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
May 27 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
May 28 – Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Music Hall
May 29 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
May 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Loading Dock
June 01 – Spokane, WA – The Big Dipper
June 02 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
June 06 – West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy
June 07 – Scottsdale, AZ – Pubrock
June 09 – Dallas, TX – The Prophet Bar
June 10 – Houston, TX – Walter’s
June 11 – Austin, TX – Grizzly Hall


"Taking an equal mixture of rock, hardcore and blues, Scogin and McClellan fiercely come together to create the sonic blast of adrenaline many Chariot fans naturally expected, while still being able to give the new material its own unique dash of reality.” – SUBSTREAM MAGAZINE

“’68 seems to be a well-orchestrated combination of rehearsed, heavy, mind-fucking rock which you just want to witness again and again.” – WALL OF SOUND

Bio

Josh Scogin thrives on chaos.

If you have followed his prior bands, Norma Jean and The Chariot, you already know this. You have seen things set on fire, death-defying jumps from the rafters and swinging guitars that could take your head off if you were too close. Scogin spent more time in and on top of the crowd than on stage during their wild shows!

When ’68 became Scogin’s new mode of expression, one would think the chaos would die down. He might be too busy onstage to think about jumping around. The subversive element of ’68 became something more subtle… the attitude. There is clever repartee between Scogin and the audience, wild interplay between Scogin and his ’68 bandmate, Michael McClellan and music that will stun audiences of alt/indie rock and hard rock varieties.

Scogin revels in his non-traditional approach to music and all that surrounds it, down to the name he gave the new album, TWO PARTS VIPER. “I was in Australia last year and had a dream where a man in a nice suit and tie came up to me,” explains Scogin of the album name. “He said that I would fail if I wasn’t two parts viper… The dream goes on and takes a few more twists and turns but that is the essence where the title came from.” He goes on to explain “The dream was terrifyingly parallel with my mental state and conflict at the time. Even the phrase he used in the dream “Two Parts Viper” shared two different meanings as the dream progressed… it struck me as interesting and so I used it for the title.”

Another way Scogin rocked the proverbial boat was in his recording process for TWO PARTS VIPER. Since he is in perpetual motion – touring incessantly so he can meet fans from everywhere – he broke down the process of writing and recording into ‘a few days here and there’ at Glow In The Dark studio with Matt Goldman. Scogin explains “We would record a song or two, then leave for a tour. On a couple of breaks, we recorded parts of songs and left them unfinished until we returned a few months later.” Over 7 months’ time, the puzzle came together. It was a complicated process of which Scogin says “I really enjoyed it, but I don’t think I’ll ever do it like that again.”

There are some wild song titles on TWO PARTS VIPER, which is certainly different than their untitled songs from the previous album. “The Workers Are Few” and “This Life Is Old, New, Borrowed And Blue,” “Death Is A Lottery” and “Without Any Words (Only Crying and Laughter)” are among them. The sound is equally unique – a rollercoaster of sonic emotion. Just when you think you know what will happen next, the song takes an unexpected turn. As for lyrical content, Scogin usually makes the album a time capsule – writing his lyrics in short periods of time. Since the making of this particular record was prolonged “It reads more like a journey. Nearly each song is coming at you through a different set of circumstances,” says Scogin. “Some are written while I’m outside sweating because it is summertime. Some are written while I was on tour in Europe freezing in December. Plus many other random scenarios. So, the lyrics are all over the place, and nearly each song puts me in a totally different headspace.”

The headspace that TWO PARTS VIPER puts the listener in, is one of constant discovery. Highs and lows, subtleties and blatant elements, things that require attention. This is just what Scogin was looking to achieve. Every step of this journey was designed to keep you on your toes… provoke thought… and, of course, entertain. Wild, inside and out. If you get it, you are ’68 too.

Tracklist

1. Eventually We All Win
2. Whether Terrified or Unafraid
3. Without Any Words (Only Crying and Laughter)
4. This Life Is Old, New, Borrowed And Blue
5. No Montage
6. No Apologies
7. The Workers Are Few
8. Life Has Its Design
9. Death Is A Lottery
10. What More Can I Say

For Fans Of

Royal Blood
Every Time I Die
Dinosaur Jr.
Black Keys

Home Market

Atlanta, Georgia - USA

Album Details

Artist

'68

Album Title

Two Parts Viper

Street Date

06/02/2017

Order Due Date

05/05/2017

Discount

3% (ends 06/08/2017)

Genre

Rock/Rock

Label

Cooking Vinyl Limited

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD13

UPC

711297517224

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

COOKCD672

Album Details

Artist

'68

Album Title

Two Parts Viper

Street Date

06/02/2017

Order Due Date

05/05/2017

Genre

Rock/Rock

Label

Cooking Vinyl Limited

Configuration

Vinyl Longplay 33 1/3

Price Code

LP22

UPC

711297517200

Box Lot

50

Catalog #

COOKLP672X