03 november 2005

The 88 - Over And Over

With their second album, Over and Over, The 88 refute the myth that art and the three-and-a-half-minute pop song can’t get along. While the new record shares the same rollicking spirit as its predecessor, Kind of Light, it also marks a sonic leap forward for the Los Angeles-based quintet. The buoyant melodies and general jollity that characterized album one infuse all 12 tracks of their sophomore release, only this time with an expanded sound, a result, no doubt, of the group’s artistic growth – and lots and lots of practice. Since Light debuted in early 2003, lead singer/guitarist Keith Slettedahl, keyboardist Adam Merrin, guitarist Brandon Jay, bassist Carlos Torres and drummer Mark Vasapolli have played practically nonstop throughout their native L.A., with tour dates in New York, San Francisco, Austin, Las Vegas, San Diego, Tucson and Washington D.C.

Listen to three tracks on My Space
Video - Hide Another Mistake (.mov)
Listen to The 88 backing Elliott Smith (mp3)



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