Founded by five young 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 it's 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. ''Dandelions' leads off this four-song EP from 8889, who are clearly one of the best new bands of 2004. 8889 have all the essential components for a top-notch pop band: hummable, instantly memorable melodies, dead-on vocal harmonies that rival the Beatles, chord progressions that hook you in and won't let go, and lyrics that are easily remembered. This is a welcome breath of light, sweet fresh air in a world that grows increasingly dark, heavy and stinky in each passing day.' -Rick's Cafe 'One of the most promising new entries on the scene, 8889 filter a modern alt-rock sensibility through their devotion to classic pop styles of the '50's, '60's, and '70's. With strong, honest songwriting and pleasing harmonies, they're crafting the sort of songs that could easily cycle through one's brain for hours on end.' -Isthmus 'Loaded with a jangly pop sensibility, 8889 should please fans of simple, earnest pop from the lighter side of R.E.M. to every side of John Mayer.' -The Onion 'An extremely promising young band from Wisconsin...they deliver 4 outstanding songs that have succeeded in teasing us into wanting to hear more from 8889!' -Not Lame Records 'Very cool 4-song debut by this Brit-inspired fivesome from Wisconsin...we need a full-length guys! EXCELLENT!!!' -Kool Kat Musik.