’68 unveil music video for ‘The Workers Are Few’ – Album ‘Two Parts Viper’ out in June

May 21, 2017

‘68 reveal music video for ‘The Workers Are Few’

New Full-Length Album ‘Two Parts Viper’
Available June 2nd via Cooking Vinyl:

“this chaotic duo are back with another dose of eardrum-rattling weirdness” – Rock Sound

“brazen slice of hardcore rock’n’roll” – The I

“…closer in style, decibels and straight-up attitude to Nirvana’s legendary Bleach.”
– Alternative Press

“The latest two-man wrecking crew to get the blood flowing are the ‘68.” – Crave

Atlanta-based rock duo ‘68 have launched their new video directed by Bobby Bates for their latest single ‘The Workers Are Few,’  that fans can watch now, HERE. Pre-orders of the upcoming record ‘Two Parts Viper’ (due out June 2nd via Cooking Vinyl America) are available for purchase and instantly come with both singles ‘The Workers Are Few’ and ‘This Life Is Old, New, Borrowed And Blue’ via iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and more, HERE.

When asked about the making of the video for ‘The Workers Are Few,’ vocalist/guitarist Josh Scoginsaid: “This film noir, shadow influenced music video captures our performance with a bit of grittiness that we enjoy. We started out with a very loose direction leaving a lot of room for impulsive and candid shots that revealed themselves the day of.”

‘68 have been praised endlessly for their live performance. Fans can catch a glimpse of the irrepressible interplay between Scogin and McClellan on their current tour with longtime friends Every Time I Die andWage War, set to wrap up in Lansing, MI on May 20th. Shortly after, the band will be headlining a US tour with Listener beginning May 21st in Garwood, NJ. This is only the first leg of a world tour extending throughout Europe, Russia, the UK, Australia, and Japan. European dates below with more TBC.

Having toured with the likes of Bring Me The Horizon, Every Time I Die, and The Fall Of Troy to name a few, 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.

If you have followed Josh Scogin’s prior bands, Norma Jean and The Chariot, 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.

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,’ ‘This Life Is Old, New, Borrowed And Blue,’ 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. 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.

22.06.17 Hungary Orfű Fishing On Orfű
23.06.17 Germany Munich  Backstage
24.06.17 Netherlands Ysselsteyn Jera On Air
26.06.17 Germany Köln MTC
27.06.17 Germany Frankfurt 11er
28.06.17 Germany Berlin Cassiopeia
29.06.17 Germany Hamburg Hafenklang
30.06.17 Denmark Roskilde Roskilde Fest
02.07.17 Ukraine Kiev Atlas Weekend Fest
03.07.17 Russia Kaliningrad Bastion
05.07.17 Russia Moscow  Volta w/ DEP
06.07.17 Russia St.Petersburg ClubZal w/ DEP
08.07.17 Russia Voronezh Forest King Fest
09.07.17 Russia Rostov-on-Don Podzemka
10.07.17 Russia Volgograd White Horse
11.07.17 Russia Saratov Bodriy Vodniy
12.07.17 Russia Samara Zvezda
14.07.17 Russia Chelyabinsk #cornerplace
15.07.17 Russia Tyumen Yes!Rock! Fest
16.07.17 Russia Yekaterinburg Ben Hall
20.07.17 Australia Adelaide Enigma Bar
21.07.17 Australia Melbourne Evelyn Hotel
22.07.17 Australia Canberra The Basement
23.07.17 Australia Sydney Oxford Art Factory
24.07.17 Australia Newcastle The Small Ballroom
26.07.17 Australia Brisbane Crowbar

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