American rock duo ’68 are set to release their forthcoming album, ‘Two Parts Viper‘ on Friday 2nd June via Cooking Vinyl and have announced a string of Australian tour dates to support it.
The 10-track record channels everything from the intensity of At The Drive-In to Jack White-like vocals to a setup similar to The Black Keys. It’s a compilation of what may be the pair’s strongest work to date – demonstrating more energy with a guitar and small drum set than some can with an entire live band.
Vocalist Josh Scogin (ex- Norma Jean / The Chariot) explains both songs. On ‘This Life Is Old, New, Borrowed and Blue‘ he says,
“This is the very first song I wrote for the album. It definitely ‘connects’ more with my past than any of the other songs, so much so, that it almost didn’t make it into the album. It is one of my favorite jams but I had decided that if the other 9 songs didn’t balance it out a bit was going to leave it behind. I’m really glad I didn’t have to.“
While on ‘The Workers Are Few‘ he adds
“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.“
Pre-order ‘Two Parts Viper‘ on iTunes [Here] and receive ‘This Life Is Old, New, Borrowed And Blue‘ and ‘The Workers Are Few‘ as instant downloads.
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.
The two-piece will return to Australia in July for a string of intimate shows kicking off in Adelaide and making their way through Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Newcastle, and Brisbane.
Tickets go on sale Friday 5th May for $30+bf.
20th – Enigma Bar, Adelaide [18+]
21st – Northcote Social Club, Northcote [18+]
22nd – The Basement, Canberra [18+]
23rd – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney [18+]
24th – The Small Ballroom, Newcastle [18+]
26th – Crowbar, Brisbane [18+]
—> Tickets available Friday 5th May.
—> For more information, visit [Here].
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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