*Every Tuesday and Thursday from now until Louder Than Life gets here we will be releasing an article about a band playing the festival to get you familiar with them.*
Today’s artist is 68′.
For those of us who plan on attending Louder Than Life in Louisville, KY this year, we can all safely assume there will be plenty of great music from artists you know and love, and some that may not be so familiar, but amazing nonetheless. Some are playing the festival for the first time, while some are returning for another year of good music, good food, and an all-around good time and of these, the name ’68 may be a little familiar – and for good reason.
Returning to the Louder Than Life lineup, ’68 have proven they are well-deserving of playing one of the Summer’s hottest festivals and have done so with contagious onstage energy that consumes those within earshot. Founding member Josh Scogin (Norma Jean, The Chariot) debuted the band via a countdown timer on the website www.theyare68.com along with a two-song EP titled ‘Midnight’ just one month after departing The Chariot.
According to the duo’s Facebook page, ’68 is “…the forward thinking progress of an artist who finds satisfaction in the expression of dissatisfaction. There’s progression in this regression. Tear apart all of the elements that have enveloped a singer’s performance, strap a guitar on the guy and set him loose with nothing but a beat behind him? It’s a recipe for inventive, fanciful mayhem.” I don’t know about you guys, but as a fan of testing new waters, that sounds pretty good to me! The band signed with Good Fight Music and eOne Music for the release of their debut album ‘In Humor and Sadness’ which hit stores in July 2014. Earlier in 2017, ’68 released the follow up to their debut album with ‘Two Parts Viper’, a 10-track powerhouse which peaked at #5 on the Billboard US Top Heatseekers Charts.
“We’ve just broken the tip of the iceberg. We’re really just exploring all the different things we can do,” He promises. “I’ll get more pedals, we’re try different auxiliary instruments, whatever – the goal is to challenge ourselves and challenge an audience.”
The band has shown a lot of promise and potential, continuously wowing crowds wherever they set foot and show no signs of slowing down, and with their experimental, inventive style, they continue to push the envelope as far as possible every chance they get. So for those who will be joining us at the show, strap yourselves in when ’68 hit the stage and prepare for one of the most intriguing shows of the Summer! Be sure to catch them on tour alongside Plague Vendor supporting The Bronx September 22 through October 19 and see their raw, exceptional talent for yourself! Tour dates are listed below!