888 might seem like a brand new band, but in fact they are a reincarnated version of Drop Dead, Gorgeous, a hardcore manic metal band that originated in 2004. Between 2004 and 2011 they released three full length albums, but subsequently went on a hiatus following 2011. They briefly reappeared in 2013 as Bleach Blonde, but that didn’t last.
Third time is the charm, right?
The current members, Danny Stills, drummer Danny Cooper and keyboardist/programmer Aaron Rothe, are back as 888 and have dropped the metal sound and hardcore vibes for a more laid back radio friendly alt pop sound. Right off the bat they received more radio play than ever for their hit single “Critical Mistakes” something they really haven’t accomplished up until this point. The change in sound and genre opened them up to unforeseen possibilities, one of them being their upcoming appearance at the 97x Next Big Thing! The band is still very new to the alternative rock scene, and it’s hard to find out much about them. Hopefully we will be delighted by their performance on Decemebr 3rd, and hey, who knows, this could be one of those bands you look back and think how they were overlooked for so long! (hence the name, Next Big Thing)
Check out their hit single “Critical Mistakes” below: