The 88 is a four-piece indie rock band based in Los Angeles, California. Adam Merrin and Keith Slettedahl, who were friends in high school, founded the band in 2002. They have released five full length albums as of 2010, and were the backing band for the Ray Davies Fall 2011 US Tour. The band has also previously opened for acts like Smashing Pumpkins, The B-52's, Matt Costa, 311, and Flaming Lips. High profile song placements in video games, films, commercials, and popular TV shows have helped to earn the band a growing audience. In 2012, the band co-scored the Jennifer Westfeldt movie Friends with Kids.