8889

8889

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Biography

Founded by five working men from Madison, Wisconsin, 8889 began with a simple goal: to create songs for people who love music, and to reach as many of these people as possible. Since then, 8889 has created a sound all its own, and whether you think it’s retro, beautiful, sad, sweet, bitter, passionate, or joyful, it’s honest, and there’s something in it for everyone.

Since the band began playing live in 2004 it has captured audiences of all ages and backgrounds because of it's wide appeal to a variety of musical influences and outstanding song-writing. The band released its 4 song EP entitled "EP" in January 2005 and was followed up by the November 2005 release of the full length album "My Music Plan" which has received rave reviews from critics and people who have purchased the CD. 8889 was selected to be on Double D Records Tribute to Elliot Smith Album which was released in March 2004.
The band was recently nominated for three MAMAs (Madison Area Music Awards) in the categories of "Best New Artist" "Best Pop Album" and "Best Song" for Dandelions. The band is continuing to expand its audience in the mid-west focusing on Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago, and Minneapolis media markets.

Lyrics

Dandelions

Written By: 8889

I want to know what you think I'm saying
Why I need protection, why I have to be so shy
I want to see what you're going through
What you're so worried for
What it is that eats your mind

Sometimes I don't care and I don't believe
Sometimes I just see what I want to see

I want to know why it is we lie
Why all our friends are in disguise
Why you say we're beautiful like dandelions
I want to know what it is we tried
That made our lives like cyanide
Why you say I'm beautiful like a dandelion

So now I know that you think I'm draining
Your beauty and your patience
Hostility can be so kind
I want to see what can get you through
How disappointments bloom
What could make you compromise

My Music Plan

Written By: 8889


I'll live forever and a day 'cause I know my songs are hope
I know that I can find a way and time can't kill a note

I don't know why I can't say why you won't know me too
I don't know how I can't say how you won't love me through

Belief, breathe in, breathe out, so bright
Grief, love, fear, and doubt, my life

I'll live forever and a day 'cause I know my songs are hope
I know that I can find a way and time can't kill a note

I don't know why I can't say why you won't know me too
I don't know how I can't say how you won't love me through

Relief, I'm scared, I'm home, so bright
Climb, fall away, cross the line, won't die
My shrine can be a song, a rhyme and all
The things that were me will pass to you
You shine

Discography

8889 "My Music Plan" Released 11/05
8889 "LP" released 12/05
Tribute to Elliot Smith Released March 2005 on Double D Records www.doubledrecords.com

Our music currently streams on www.broadjam.com and has reached the Top 10 based on favorable listener reviews. We also are on the Music-oven network and are continuing to work with indie radio stations to play our music. We have had the songs "Dandelions" and "My Music Plan" played on local Clear Channel and Intercom stations and are currently being considered for a track on the TV show "Scrubs."
The Tribute to Elliot Smith on Double D Records has also given us good exposure as that record continues to sell.

Set List

An Introduction
Two Way Dream
If I Run
LoveSong (A cover by The Cure)
Stand Up Man
It Takes All Kinds
The Prince
Wish We Had It Made
Only God Knows Why (Beach Boys Cover)
Probability Possibility
Dandelions
My Music Plan
The New You
From Me to You (Beatles Cover)
The Exit Song