If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like if The Black Keys and Every Time I Die made a love child in the washroom of a Wax Fang concert, ’68 is your answer. Josh Scogin (The Chariot) and Michael McClellan’s new project is kicked out and as loud as you like it (especially if you can figure out the volume controls). The duo succeeded in their quest to be “loud and obnoxious,” with some catchy riffs and clean vocals in the mix so we can all sing along.

McClellan’s drums keep it all together as the songs rise, fall, and drift between breakdowns and blues rock. Meanwhile, Scogin shreds on guitar alternating between bluesy riffs, technical space rock, and the “chug chug chug” of heavier break downs. Scogin’s vocals range from the “oh, oh, ohs” of the Black Keys to they “Hey!!” of Every Time I Die circa The Big Dirty.

’68 alternates between heavy and softer songs on the album, with softer songs sounding close to The Black Keys and the heavy hitters sounding like Every Time I Die; most of the album combines these two sounds perfectly into what will now be known as ’68’s sound. This is definitely worth the listen, especially if you like any of the above mentioned bands, or even just numbers, In Humor and Sadness has a lot of numbers.

Track Listing:

01. Track 1
02. Track 2
03. Track 3
04. Track 4
05. Track 5
06. Track 6
07. Track 7
08. Track 8
09. Track 9
10. Track 10

Run Time: 31:94
Release Date: July 8, 2014

Check out the song “Track 2”