The 88 is a Los Angeles-based pop rock group consisting of Keith Slettedahl (vocals & guitar), Adam Merrin (piano), Anthony Zimmitti (drums), and Todd O’Keefe (bass). They’ve been releasing independent albums since 2002, and attracted major label interest for their 2008 record, “Not Only…But Also”.
The 88 has had countless songs placed in movies, television, and even video games, so odds are you’ve already heard music from this band. Recently Adam talked to us about their new EP, “No One Here”, and much more.
Q: Hello there and thanks for taking the time for an interview! I really dug the new EP, “No One Here”. What was the motivation to do the EP versus a full-length record?
A: We recorded these songs in 2006, and actually did record a full length album, but the project got put on hold once we signed with Island Records. One of the reasons we released this as an EP was because a lot of the songs were re-recorded for “Not Only…But Also” (2008, Island Records release), and we wanted to put out songs that people haven’t heard yet.