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’68 Shares New Single “The Workers Are Few”


’68 Shares New Single “The Workers Are Few”


American rock duo ’68 is thrilled to share “The Workers Are Few,” a brand new track that premiered yesterday via AXS and is currently streaming, HERE. “The Workers Are Few” is the second single the band has unveiled off their forthcoming full-length album entitled Two Parts Viper.  The album debuts this summer on June 2, 2017via Cooking Vinyl America. Additionally, fans can pre-order the record that instantly comes with both the newest track and their first single “This Life Is Old, New, Borrowed And Blue” (which premiered on Crave) via iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and more, HERE.

When asked about “The Workers Are Few,” vocalist/guitarist Josh Scogin said: This was one of the last songs I wrote for the album. Although the lyrics are very negative, this song makes me smile because it is unlike anything I have ever written before.  That’s always a good feeling.  It is very therapeutic.”

‘68 has been praised endlessly for their live performance. Beginning this Friday, fans can catch a glimpse of the irrepressible interplay between Scogin and McClellan. The duo will be hitting the road with longtime friends Every Time I Die and Wage War, making their first stop in Wilmington, DE and wrapping 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 which will be announced later in the year. North American dates can be found below.

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.

Two Parts Viper – Track Listing
  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

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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.

Upcoming North American 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 03 – Portland, OR – Analog Theater
June 04 – Santa Rosa, CA – The Arlene
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

About Bryan Joe Corder (1886 Articles)
Concert Photographer at heart, Love listening to music and going to shows to try to capture the magic on the stage with my imagery.I also review albums and live concerts.

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