The 88

Power-pop act the 88 has won rave reviews from LA Weekly to Rolling Stone, and earned national exposure on the Sept. 8 season premiere of Fox's "The OC," which highlighted its album "Over and Over," r

Power-pop act the 88 has won rave reviews from LA Weekly to Rolling Stone, and earned national exposure on the Sept. 8 season premiere of Fox's "The OC," which highlighted its album "Over and Over," released Sept. 20.

The act's sophomore effort -- released on a friend's label, EMK Records -- is a glorious collection of '60s-inspired rock, with hooks packed into nearly each of its 45 minutes. But behind the peppy piano-driven melodies are the sincere and mature lyrics of Keith Slettedahl. "I'm feeling older than a younger man should," he shouts on "Hide Another Mistake."

With sold-out shows in Los Angeles, plenty are listening, but Slettedahl says labels are not knocking down his door. "I think I've become comfortable with myself and the band and the way things are that that I don't think about that as much as I used to," he says.

Web site: www.the88.net
Contact: Roxiene Maisano, New Entertainment Management, roxiene@newentertainment.net