The 88, a three-piece rock/pop band from Los Angeles, has been appearing all over your television set in shows like How I Met Your Mother, The OC, Grey's Anatomy, Weeds, Gossip Girl and many others.
Explanation behind the band name, from their website:
88 keys on the piano....88 constellations in the sky....the infinity sign....the most auspicious number in China....88 mph to get Back To The Future...88 cities in Los Angeles...a great French Kicks song. Welcome to the world of The 88.
Since forming in 2003, the band, consisting of vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Keith Slettedahl, keyboardist/songwriter Adam Merrin, and drummer Anthony Zimmitti, has been working tirelessly to appeal to a broad audience. It's working. With a healthy following online, and the support of Hollywood behind them, these guys are poised to start making leaps and bounds in their careers.
I think what solidified my love for The 88 was the video below. It put a smile on my face.