’68 To Release “Love Is Ain’t Dead” EP This Week, Premiere “Bad Bad Lambo” Video

’68 have announced that they will be releasing a new EP titled “Love Is Ain’t Dead” on Friday (September 4). The effort will feature four tracks including: “Bad Bad Lambo,” “The Lesser Of Two Upheavals,” “Nervous Passenger,” and a cover of David Essex’s “Rock On.” You can find a video for “Bad Bad Lambo” below:

[via Alternative Press]

Crobot & ’68 Announce December Tour

Crobot and ‘68 have announced a December tour together. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

12/03 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
12/05 Detroit, MI – Smalls
12/06 Janesville, WI – Backbar
12/07 Peoria, IL – Crusens
12/08 Rockford, IL – District
12/10 Racine, WI – Rt 20
12/12 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
12/13 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
12/14 Lubbock, TX – Jakes
12/15 Oklahoma City, OK – OKC Limits
12/17 Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
12/18 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Concert Hall
12/19 Lansing, MI – The Loft
12/20 Lakewood, OH – The Winchester Music Tavern
12/22 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club

’68 Announce More Fall Dates

’68 have added some more fall dates to their upcoming North American tour. You can find the duo’s updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

With Listener and Greyhaven:

08/23 Memphis, TN – Growlers
08/24 Cincinnati, OH – Urban Artifact (no Greyhaven)
08/25 Greenville, SC – Radio Room
08/27 Jacksonville, FL – Justice Pub
08/28 Margate, FL – O’Malley’s
08/29 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
08/30 Ocala, FL – The Rock House
08/31 Brandon, FL – The Noise Bar (’68 only)

With Avatar:

09/05 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
09/07 Charlotte, NC – The Underground Charlotte
09/10 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre

With The Inspector Cluzo & The Messenger Birds:

09/11 Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus
09/12 Rochester, NY – Anthology (feat. Avatar)
09/13 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
09/14 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall (feat. Avatar)
09/15 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
09/17 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall (feat. Avatar)
09/18 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
09/19 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection (feat. Avatar)
09/20 Pontiac, MI – Pike Room (The Crofoot)
09/21 Waterloo, OH – Hopefest
09/23 Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome
09/24 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
09/25 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom (feat. Avatar)
09/26 Wichita, KS – The Cotillon (feat. Avatar)
09/27 Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats West
09/28 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog
10/01 Scottsdale, AZ – Pubrock
10/02 San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park (feat. Avatar)
10/03 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
10/04 Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar & Billiards
10/06 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
10/07 Redding, CA – The Dip
10/08 Portland, OR – Paris Theater
10/09 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/11 Denver, CO – Hi Dive
10/12 Kansas City, MO – The Rino
10/13 Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
10/14 Nashville, TN – The End
10/15 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
10/16 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
10/17 Fayetteville, NC – The Drunk Horse Pub
10/18 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
10/19 Millville, NJ – Electric Halloween

[via The PRP]

’68 Announce August Dates With Listener & Greyhaven

’68 have announced some August shows with Listener and Greyhaven. Here’s the dates:

08/23 Memphis, TN – Growlers
08/24 Cincinnati, OH – Urban Artifact (no Greyhaven)
08/25 Greenville, SC – Radio Room
08/27 Jacksonville, FL – Justice Pub
08/28 Margate, FL – O’Malley’s
08/29 Orlando, FL – Sound Bar
08/30 Ocala, FL – The Rock House
08/31 Brandon, FL – The Noise Bar (’68 only)


P.O.D., Alien Ant Farm, & ’68 Announce European/UK Tour

P.O.D., Alien Ant Farm, and ’68 have announced a European/UK tour together. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

02/15 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
02/16 Pinarella Di Cervia, ITA – Rock Planet
02/17 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
02/19 Munich, GER – Backstage
02/20 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
02/21 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
02/23 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
02/24 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg Max
02/26 Exeter, UK – Lemon Grove
02/27 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
02/28 Norwich, UK – Waterfront
03/01 Oxford, UK – O2 Academy
03/02 London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
03/03 Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy
03/05 Glasgow, UK – The Garage
03/06 Hull, UK – The Welly
03/07 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
03/09 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
03/10 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
03/12 Limerick, IRE – Dolans
03/13 Belfast, IRE – Limelight
03/14 Dublin, IRE – Button Factory

’68 To Release “Summertime Blues” 10″ Vinyl

’68 have announced that they will be releasing a new limited edition 10″ vinyl for their cover of Blue Cheer‘s version of Eddie Cochran‘s “Summertime Blues.“ The release will come with two versions of the cover and two previously unreleased tracks. Pre-orders can be found HERE and they will ship in mid-November.


[via The PRP]

’68 Stream “Summertime Blues” Cover

’68 are streaming their cover of “Summertime Blues,“ via Alternative Press. The track was originally performed by Eddie Cochran, but their version is more inspired by Blue Cheer‘s cover. The duo will digitally release a deluxe edition of their latest album “Two Parts Viper” tomorrow (April 27), and it will come with three bonus tracks including: “That’s The Plan Anyway, Now Figure Out How To Follow Through,“ “One Thing, However I Have Found To Be True,” and a director’s cut of “Summertime Blues.“

Josh Scogin commented:

“I have wanted to record a cover song for quite some time. We do a ton of homages live, everything from At The Drive In, Paramore, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin and Notorious B.I.G. to name a few. It varies from night to night, but these are always just small bits—maybe just a riff in the middle, or a signature lyric.

I really wanted to record a song, in its entirety, that was not written by me. So I did. I had several in mind, and someday I might get to those, but the song ‘Summertime Blues‘ just seemed to make the most sense, especially Blue Cheer’s version. Don’t get me wrong.

I love Eddie Cochran’s version, too (in fact you should go listen to it right now, it is so good), but with the rawness that Blue Chee‘r conjured up—in all their songs—it is easy for me to gravitate to it. All in all, this is just another chance for me to pay homage to another great band and another great song.”