‘68 To Release New Deluxe Album, Share Cover Of “Summertime Blues”

Gearing up for a summer-long tour schedule with bands like Stone Sour, Trivium, Norma Jean, Emery and more, everybody’s favorite experimental duo ‘68 has just shared some exciting news. 

Coming tomorrow, April 27th, Josh Scogin and company will be digitally releasing a deluxe version of their tremendous sophomore LP Two Parts Viper. Featuring two bonus original tracks ( “That’s The Plan Anyway, Now Figure Out How To Follow Through“, “One Thing, However I Have Found To Be True”), ‘68′s new deluxe album will also include a cover of Eddie Cochran’s “Summertime Blues.”        

“I have wanted to record a cover song for quite some time,” says Scogin when asked about the rendition. “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,” he says. “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,” Scogin added, “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 Cheer 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.”

To check out ‘68′s stunning cover of “Summertime Blues,” be sure to see below. Afterward, make sure to grab tickets to see ‘68 out on tour here.

[via Alt Press]