88 Fingers Louie

88 Fingers Louie


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88 Fingers Louie (named after a shady piano salesman from the Flintstones cartoon) got their official start in 1993, where they quickly started writing, playing shows and released three 7” records during their first year as a band. The band’s sound was unique and a combination of all the things they loved about punk rock, drawing influences from 80’s California punk, east coast hardcore as well as midwestern hometown heroes The Bollweevils, Naked Raygun and Pegboy. 
 A lot changed when the band took a much needed break. Shortly after the release of a split EP in 1999 with Philadelphia’s Kid Dynamite, the band decided to call it quits due to differences in vision for the band’s future. Its previous members went on to form and join almost a dozen new bands in the wake of 88FL’s demise, chief among them Rise Against and Alkaline Trio. This is a story with many stops and starts, ups and downs 
 That story continued when the band entered guitarist, Dan "Mr. Precision" Wleklinski's Bombshelter Studio in January 2017 to begin tracking material for its first new music since 1999. Released in June 2017, Thank You For Being A Friend features a more mature 88FL, but with the band’s signature fast tempos, ample aggression and melodic sensibilities that put them on the map. 
 Since the album’s release, the band completed a successful tour of Europe as well as shows across the US and Canada, including coveted spots on some Riot Fest lineups.