Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The 88 to play all-ages show at the Troubadour

The 88 will be playing an all-ages show at The Troubadour (9081 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood) on Saturday, November 1 at 8 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance, available at www.ticketmaster.com . For more show information, please visit http://www.troubadour.com.

To celebrate the Island Records debut of Not Only… But Also, The 88 have confirmed an appearance on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic with Nic Harcourt on Halloween. Their set will air live on 89.9 FM and streaming at KCRW.com at 11:15am PST. This will be the band's third appearance on the highly influential radio show.

KCRW, a Santa Monica based public radio station, will also be the presenting station for the band’s record release show at The Troubadour the following evening, Saturday November 1, 2008.

Tonight, Monday September 15, 2008 a new track entitled “It’s A Lot” from Not Only…But Also produced by Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds will be prominently featured on one of the hottest shows on television, Gossip Girl. This will actually be the second time fans of The CW have heard music from the band’s as-yet-unreleased CD. “Coming Home” helped launch the new series 90210 a few weeks back and was the highest rated series premiere in The CW’s history.

“The 88 is one of my favorite L.A. bands of the last decade,” said KCRW Music Director and Host of Morning Becomes Eclectic, Nic Harcourt. “I’m happy they have finally been acknowledged with a major label debut.”

As if that wasn’t enough, three new tracks from the major label debut by The 88 will be made available for sale as a digital-only EP Three From Eleven. The title refers to the eleven tracks found on Not Only… But Also, and allows fans to download “Coming Home”, “Go Go Go” and “It’s A Lot” via iTunes today. Both Matt Wallace and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds produced tracks from the record coming out October 28.

Founded in Los Angeles in 2002, The 88 have released three albums – Kind of Light, Over and Over and the upcoming Not Only… But Also. The band is perhaps best known for their staggering 40+ music placements in film (Failure to Launch, You Me and Dupree), television (ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, CBS’ How I Met Your Mother) and advertising (Sears, Target) among others. Aside from extensive touring in North America, they have appeared on numerous national talk shows including Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Last Call With Carson Daly. The 88 are lead singer/guitarist Keith Slettedahl, pianist Adam Merrin and drummer Anthony Zimmitti.

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