The 88

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The 88
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The 88 live in concert, 2009
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres Indie rock, power pop
Years active 2003-Present
Labels Indie
Website The88.net
Members Adam Merrin
Todd O'Keefe
Keith Slettedahl
Anthony Zimmitti

The 88 is a four-piece indie rock band based in Los Angeles, California. Adam Merrin and Keith Slettedahl, who were friends in high school, founded the band in 2002.[1] They have released six full length albums as of 2014, and were the backing band for the Ray Davies Fall 2011 US Tour. The band has also previously opened for acts like The Smashing Pumpkins, The B-52's, Matt Costa, 311, and Flaming Lips.[2] High profile song placements in video games, films, commercials, and popular TV shows have helped to earn the band a growing audience. In 2012, the band co-scored the Jennifer Westfeldt movie Friends with Kids.

Their track "At Least It Was Here" is the opening theme song for the television series Community.

Members[edit]

Members of the band are:

  • Keith Slettedahl (vocals/guitar)
  • Adam Merrin (piano/keyboards)
  • Todd O'Keefe (bass guitar)
  • Anthony Zimmitti (drums)

Discography[edit]

Albums
  • Kind of Light (June 2003) EMK/Mootron Records
  • Over and Over (September 2005) EMK/Mootron Records
  • Not Only... But Also (October 2008) Island Records
  • This Must Be Love (November 2009) 88 Records
  • The 88 (September 2010) 88 Records
  • Lorax official soundtrack (March 2012)
  • Fortune Teller (June 2013) 88 Records
EPs
  • No One Here (February 2010) 88 Records
  • Actors (March 2012) 88 Records
Singles
  • All I Want For Christmas Is You (November 2009) 88 Records
  • Love Is The Thing (June 2009) 88 Records

Television[edit]

The 88 provided the theme songs for both Community and Free Ride. They were featured on the How I Met Your Mother episode "Best Prom Ever." "Hide Another Mistake" was used on the Grey's Anatomy episode "Begin the Begin". Their song "Coming Home" is also used in a television advert for the UK website Find A Property. They perform "Hard to Be You", "Hide Another Mistake" and "How Good Can It Be" during different episodes of The O.C. "No One Here" and "All 'Cause of You" was used in the 2012 Lifetime remake of "The Blue Lagoon".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About The 88". The 88. Retrieved February 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ "About". Blue Microphones. Retrieved February 21, 2012. 

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