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In Humor and Sadness

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Length  34:34
Release date  8 July 2014
Genre  Punk rock
Artist  '68
Label  Good Fight Music
Producers  Matt Goldman, Josh Scogin
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Released  July 8, 2014 (2014-07-08)
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68 in humor and sadness full album

In Humor and Sadness is the first full-length studio album by '68. The album was released on July 8, 2014.


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Writing and recording

Guitarist and vocalist Josh Scogin said that he "wrote a lot of the songs and then would go in the studio and record it that day or the next day," and that drummer McClellan would record a song after only hearing it for the first time that day. Said Scogin, "it’s a very impulsive record, very sorta wing-it style, let’s try this, and there’s no time for looking back." A week prior to recording Scogin set up a small studio inside Matt Goldman's studio where he would write and record songs, "four or five, maybe six songs." Once official recording began, the songs were recorded very quickly, since Scogin choosing to leave in the "mistakes," because it felt "very human." Since recording was going to quickly, Scogin had pressure to write more songs, which he enjoyed, saying that he writes "stressful music," and that "you can really feel it."

Josh Scogin used "a lot of very old, vintage combo amps, pushing them way too hard," which resulted in damaging producer Matt Goldman's amps. The sounds of guitars cutting out is because the amps were actually breaking, and those sounds were left in. Michael McClellan has no recollection of this.

Release and promotion

The band announced the release a full-length album on May 28, 2014. On June 2, 2014 the song 'Track 1' was premiered via SoundCloud. On June 9, 2014 'Track 2' was premiered by way of two YouTube videos which needed to be played in sync.

Track listing

All songs written by Josh Scogin.

  1. "Track 1 R" - 3:33
  2. "Track 2 E" - 2:51
  3. "Track 3 G" - 3:48
  4. "Track 4 R" - 2:46
  5. "Track 5 E" - 2:23
  6. "Track 6 T" - 3:34
  7. "Track 7 N" - 3:38
  8. "Track 8 O" - 2:44
  9. "Track 9 T" - 3:46
  10. "Track 10 ." - 5:39


In Humor and Sadness personnel adapted from CD liner notes.


  • Michael McClellan – drums
  • Josh Scogin – vocals, guitar
  • Additional musicians

  • B. (Birds in Row) – guest vocals on "Track Three: g"
  • Ghost Cat – gang vocals on "Track Three: g"
  • Matt Goldman – keys, additional drums and percussion
  • Production

  • Matt Goldman – recording, producing, mixing
  • Josh Scogin – production
  • Artwork

  • Forefathers – layout, design
  • Kyle Kenehan – photos
  • Aaron Marsh – photos
  • Songs

    1TRACK ONE3:33
    2TRACK TWO2:50
    3TRACK THREE3:47


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