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Adam Merrin performing with The 88
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In January 2007, Adam Merrin released his first solo EP entitled Have One, available on iTunes and other digital music sites. In 2009, he released his first full-length album called Have Another One.
Film and television
Merrin's songs have been featured on Grey's Anatomy, The Big C, Kyle XY, How I Met Your Mother, Greek, The L.A. Complex, Bones, Necessary Roughness, Reaper, Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County, and in the film The Haunting Hour Volume One: Don't Think About It.
Merrin produced, mixed, and engineered the The 88's debut CD, Kind of Light, which won them an LA Weekly award for Best Pop/Rock Band. Kind of Light was also featured as Radio & Records Album of the Week. The 88 became a staple on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, a clearinghouse for rising indie rock outfits.
The band released their second album entitled Over and Over in September 2005 and have been playing tour dates throughout the United States and Canada including opening slots with Ray Davies, 311, The Smashing Pumpkins, The B-52's, Elliott Smith, Matt Costa, Guster, Flaming Lips, and more.
Today the group's TV resume includes segments on Conan, Lopez Tonight, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Late Show, Last Call with Carson Daly, MTV News, Extra, and they appeared in a performance on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother. In 2012, the band co-scored the Jennifer Westfeldt film, Friends with Kids. Their track "At Least It Was Here" is the opening theme song for the television series Community.