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’68’s New Album “Yes, And…” Due In September, “They Removed Their Hooks” Video Debuts


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A new studio album from noise rock duo ’68 draws near. The group have set “Yes, And…” as its title, while Pure Noise will have it out on September 29th. “They Removed Their Hooks” is the second single to make it out from the record, and a video for it has just been launched online. The song following this past April’s “The Captains Sat“.

In what may be a nod to a trend vocalist/guitarist Josh Scogin indulged in with his former outfit The Chariot‘s “The Fiancée“, a poetic tale is told throughout the track listing of this next full-length outing. See below for that.

Yes, And…” track listing:

01 – “With Distance Between
02 – “The Captains Sat
03 – “Removed Their Hooks
04 – “Removed Their Hats
05 – ““Let’s Be Friends”
06 – ““End This War”
07 – “They All Agreed
08 – “Then Got Bored
09 – “Within The Hour, They Were No More

Pre-orders for the record are available through purenoiserecs.lnk.to/68stores. Scogin commented of the album:

“This is by far the heaviest album ’68 has ever done.  It wasn’t on purpose, it just sort of evolved into what it is. As soon as we could see the full gravitas of the album, we just leaned into it. Many of the bluesy tracks didn’t find a home and some of the parts that were on the fence, we doused with gasoline.

For us, the pendulum has never been extended so far, in one direction. This is exciting because it was obvious how this album needed to turn out and it pretty much solidifies how the next album will end up as well.”

He also elaborated on this latest single from it:

“One day while I was in the kitchen making a sandwich, I could hear the news in the distance.  They were telling the same ol’ tales of negativity and fear that keep their ratings up and viewers engaged. In response to one of their comments I just said out loud, ‘Well, tell me something that I don’t know.’ This immediately set things in motion.

The dominos were already stacked up nice and neat, I just needed to push the first one over.  By the time I was done cutting the avocado I was humming a version of the riff. As soon as I was done sprinkling some Tajin seasoning on the avocado, I had the basic outline of the song. Once I was mixing the Sriracha in with the Ranch I had the basic lyrics for the first couple of verses.

As I was adding the Gouda cheese, sliced tomato, and cilantro, I could imagine the bridge. The heavy part came to me while I was flipping the sandwich on the grill. Finally, once it was plated, I had the whole song sorted. Well, all except the last minute of the song. That’s a different story altogether. That journey, I could write a whole book about…and maybe I will.”

With Thrice (performing “The Artist In The Ambulance“):

10/05 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
10/06 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
10/07 McKees Rocks, PA – Roxian Theatre
10/08 Wantagh, NY – Mulcahy’s Pub And Concert Hall
10/09 Hartford, CT – The Webster Theater
10/11 Boston, MA – Big Night Live
10/12 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
10/13 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
10/14 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
10/15 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
10/17 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
10/18 Fort Worth, TX – Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall
10/20 Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre

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