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The 88 have been hailed as one of the finest pop/rock/alternative bands in recent memory; a distinction proven all the more relevant by their soon to be released LP, entitled FORTUNE TELLER. The ten-song collection from the Los Angeles-based band grabs the listener at the first note and never lets go, from the piano-driven opener "I Saw The Light That Day" to the longing beauty of ballad "The Clouds Rolled In." Songs like "You Are In Love" and "Deep In Your Heart" boast all of the vitality and craftsmanship of a seasoned band in full flight, brimming with both confidence and creativity.
Founded in 2002 by high school pals Adam Merrin (piano/keys) and Keith Slettedahl (vocals/guitar), and solidified as a band with the addition of bassist Todd O'Keefe and drummer Anthony Zimmitti, The 88 made their bones on the Southern California indie scene, releasing two well-received albums and earning acclamation as "Best Pop/Rock Band of the Year" from L.A. Weekly.
By remaining true to themselves, The 88 have crafted an immensely satisfying LP that stands tall among their impressive catalogue. And with so many projects in music, television, and film both ongoing and upcoming, the band shows no signs of slowing down. But like any true craftsman, their best is never enough.
"It still feels like a beginning," says Slettedahl.
Adds Merrin: "We have huge ideas for this band.