New Record and Tour Dates

Hello Fans: We received a test pressing today of our new double LP Songs for St. Jude, to be released this Spring on Austin TX based label Chicken…

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Hello 2017

Happy new year Five Eight fans! This site has been a little quiet as we were working hard at the end of 2016 to put the finishing touches…

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The Studio Album Continues/ June shows!

Hello Fans: This is Five Eight’s manager Doug Rasmussen weighing in from the northern outpost of St. Louis MO! It has been a great 2016 so far. Make…

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Five Eight Opens for the Drive-By Truckers Saturday February 13th

Thank You to the Drive-By Truckers. The ties between Athens musicians run deep. Back in the summer five eight had been working on our new album, “Songs for…

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Thank You

Dear Fans, We’d like to thank all of you for your support this year.  I know I speak for the band when I say how grateful I am…

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Too much information.

Why does a 52 year old man re-release an album he made 21 years ago, especially one whose title song “Weirdo” is about being a freaked out adolescent?…

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Five Eight Releases “The Flood”, in honor of 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Features Patterson Hood and John Neff

  Stream “The Flood” by Five Eight Ten years ago I was trying to find Sean Dunn, to have him rejoin the band. Then Hurricane Katrina hit.Sean was newly…

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Weirdo Re-Release/Spring Tour!

Hello fans. A lot of excitement around the band as we barrel through winter 2015. The re-release of Weirdo will begin happening in late February/early March; and we…

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Ending 2014/Looking ahead to 2015

As we wind up the band’s 25th year we could not be more excited about the future. The Weirdo Remix will be released on Chicken Ranch Records (Austin…

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Studio and Stage

In the midst of all the excitement surrounding the Weirdo remix–we had to book some live shows. Why? The remixed record sounds like Five Eight live. And what…

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