Los Angeles pop band The 88 tells billboard.biz that the group's Island Records debut is set for this August. The yet-untitled project includes three songs from Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, who also plays on the album.

Member Keith Slettedahl describes the album as "mostly uptempo; pretty much what we do." The 88 is also among the performers slated for the first annual Sunset Strip Music Festival (June 26-28), with a June 28 show at the Roxy Theatre.