Eighty Ninety is the project of brothers Abner and Harper James. The band fuses intimate storytelling, sticky melodies, and minimalist pop productions built on acoustic instruments and electronic sounds in a style they call 808s and telecasters.
Eighty Ninety’s debut single “Three Thirty” hit #2 on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart, and since the release of their moody, romantic debut EP Elizabeth the band have garnered over 19 million streams and been featured on Spotify playlists including New Music Friday, Pop Rising, Fresh Finds, Indie Pop, Chill Vibes, Mood Booster, Taylor Swift’s hand-picked “Songs Taylor Loves”, and many more. Elizabeth’s release saw a second single “Heartbreaker” climb international viral charts, while the band featured on the cover of the Fresh Finds playlist with a third track “Fading”.
Eighty Ninety’s music, shows, and self-directed videos have been featured in blogs and publications across genres including Ones To Watch, Billboard, Alternative Press, Galore, Indie Shuffle, NME, LadyGUNN, Dancing Astronaut, and Run The Trap.
In February 2018, Eighty Ninety’s single “Your Favorite Song” was chosen by Taylor Swift as #13 on her official Spotify playlist “Songs Taylor Loves” (fans were quick to point out that 13 is Taylor’s lucky number). They followed with a remix of the “Your Favorite Song” by multiplatinum electro-pop duo Loote and a tour to SXSW.
At the festival, LadyGUNN named Eighty Ninety an “Artist You Should Have Seen At SXSW”. Indie Shuffle also praised their music and set, writing that the band “…marry soft pop melodies with acoustic guitars and glossy synths…Eighty Ninety’s polished work is beautiful…I can’t stress enough that their live acoustics are something special.”
A new single “Dream” came in June, which featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist and was hailed by Ones To Watch as having a “soaring, ethereal…mesmerizing…intoxicating sound…that is, above all else, their own.”