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About The 88

Like their contemporaries Minibar, southern California's the 88 play contagious power pop that overflows with perfect multi-layered vocal harmonies. In fact, their sugary songs are so damn catchy, the band landed a song alongside Rooney and Phantom Planet on The OC soundtrack. That's not to say that they have a cookie-cutter L.A. sound. What separates the 88 from many of their musical peers is that they utilize the aural pawnshop aesthetic of janky guitars and amps -- intertwined with an unpredictable Flaming Lips-esque ingenuity. Their quasi-retro home base of classic pop is not too unlike that of '70s soft rocker Emitt Rhodes or Detroit's Brendan Benson.

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Listen toThe 88on Rhapsody

Like their contemporaries Minibar, southern California's the 88 play contagious power pop that overflows with perfect multi-layered vocal harmonies. In fact, their sugary songs are so damn catchy, the band landed a song alongside Rooney and Phantom Planet on The OC soundtrack. That's not to say that they have a cookie-cutter L.A. sound. What separates the 88 from many of their musical peers is that they utilize the aural pawnshop aesthetic of janky guitars and amps -- intertwined with an unpredictable Flaming Lips-esque ingenuity. Their quasi-retro home base of classic pop is not too unlike that of '70s soft rocker Emitt Rhodes or Detroit's Brendan Benson.

About The 88

Like their contemporaries Minibar, southern California's the 88 play contagious power pop that overflows with perfect multi-layered vocal harmonies. In fact, their sugary songs are so damn catchy, the band landed a song alongside Rooney and Phantom Planet on The OC soundtrack. That's not to say that they have a cookie-cutter L.A. sound. What separates the 88 from many of their musical peers is that they utilize the aural pawnshop aesthetic of janky guitars and amps -- intertwined with an unpredictable Flaming Lips-esque ingenuity. Their quasi-retro home base of classic pop is not too unlike that of '70s soft rocker Emitt Rhodes or Detroit's Brendan Benson.

About The 88

Like their contemporaries Minibar, southern California's the 88 play contagious power pop that overflows with perfect multi-layered vocal harmonies. In fact, their sugary songs are so damn catchy, the band landed a song alongside Rooney and Phantom Planet on The OC soundtrack. That's not to say that they have a cookie-cutter L.A. sound. What separates the 88 from many of their musical peers is that they utilize the aural pawnshop aesthetic of janky guitars and amps -- intertwined with an unpredictable Flaming Lips-esque ingenuity. Their quasi-retro home base of classic pop is not too unlike that of '70s soft rocker Emitt Rhodes or Detroit's Brendan Benson.