Keith Slettedahl of the 88!
A little bit of a slow start to the show today as Oracle, Smiley, TBA, and myself, began at 9:30 instead of 9:00 due to some technical issues, but it was all quickly made up for as we had the privilege of speaking with Keith Slettedahl of the L.A. based indie rock band, the 88!
Over the course of our 20 minute interview, we had the chance of speaking with Keith about the bands remarkable success in regards to song placement in television and film. This of course included a brief explanation of how the band came to write the theme song for the NBC show, Community, and the frequent use of the 88 songs on How I Met Your Mother (including acting roles and a brief speaking part for Keith).
Most exciting was hearing of the bands relationship with Ray Davies, best known as lead singer and songwriter for the Kinks. Over the last few years, the band has had the opportunity to tour and play on stage with Davies, a dream come true for Keith, Adam, Todd and Anthony who all were huge fans of the Kinks from childhood.
Be sure to stay tuned for the 88’s new record which will be released in the next few months. Better yet, it’ll be released on vinyl as well!
Seeing as we were lucky enough to record the interview in its entirety, the full thing will be uploaded in the coming days for those who missed it!
And of course, tune in tomorrow morning for another exciting interview with Nicolas Basque of Plants and Animals!