The 88 (www.the88.net) announced today that they have released a new five-song EP No One Here exclusively via iTunes. The title track of the EP is something fans of the hit CBS comedy show How I Met Your Mother should be especially interested in, as the song was featured on the episode “Something Borrowed” from season two, episode 21 which first aired May 7, 2007.
The release of No One Here coincides with an incredibly busy time for The 88. The band is currently on the road through March with Kinks frontman Ray Davies. The band both opens the show with their original material and also close each show backing Davies, performing classic Kinks tracks. For the annual SXSW (www.sxsw.com) music convention beginning tomorrow in Austin, TX., The 88 will perform at La Zona Rosa on a power packed bill with Davies, Nicole Atkins featuring Future Clouds and Radar, John Hiatt and Roky Erickson with Okkervil River on Thursday March 18, 2010.
Additional tour dates and information include:
3/17 @ Palladium Ballroom, Dallas, TX (w/Ray Davies)
3/18 @ SXSW, Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa: 2 sets 9:30 pm (solo) & 10:30pm (w/Ray Davies)
3/19 @ The Shadow, Wichita, KS
3/20 @ Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO (w/Ray Davies)
3/21 @ Mike’s Music Exchange, El Dorado, NM
3/22 @ Hotel Congress, Tucson, AZ
3/23 @ Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
3/24 @ The Grove, Anaheim, CA (w/Ray Davies)
3/25 @ The Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, CA (w/Ray Davies)
4/14 @ Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
4/28 @ Ground Zero, USC, Los Angeles, CA
The 88 have seen significant interest in the song “No One Here” from fans the song on How I Met Your Mother nearly three years ago. Fans of the show have blogging about this unreleased track and petitioning The 88 directly via their social networking pages about to make it available. Full track listing for No One Here is: "Think You Broke My Heart", "If Anyone Should Call", "I’ve Got a Name", "No One Here", "Not That Bad".
The 88 entered the studio prior to the Ray Davies tour to begin recording their next proper full-length and will resume recording when they return home to Los Angeles.
ABOUT THE 88
Founded in Los Angeles in 2002, The 88 have released four albums and one EP - Kind of Light, Over and Over, Not Only...But Also, the digital-only release This Must Be Love and the EP No One Here. The band is perhaps best known for their staggering number of music placements in film (Failure to Launch, You Me and Dupree), television (NBC’ Community theme song, 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. Â In 2009, The 88 became the first band to record a track entirely on an iPhone. The 88 are lead singer/guitarist Keith Slettedahl, pianist Adam Merrin, bassist Todd O’Keefe and drummer Anthony Zimmitti.