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Five Times August
Origin Dallas, Texas
Genres Pop
Acoustic
Years active 2001–present
Labels Seven Places Music[1]
Website http://www.FiveTimesAugust.com
Members
Brad Skistimas
Notable instruments
Sierra Guitars

Five Times August is the name of a music project by Dallas, Texas independent singer/songwriter/guitarist Brad Skistimas (b. August 5, 1983 in Lewisville, Texas). Every song off the album "The Independent (l.p.)" was placed on popular MTV programming like Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. He is also the first unsigned act to get national distribution in Wal-Mart stores. Five Times August's latest album "Brighter Side" was released on March 18th, 2008 with further distribution in Best Buy, Border's, and FYE stores. The latest album "Life As A Song" was released on iTunes October 13th, 2009 followed by further digital distribution on October 20th and finally on CD in Best Buy stores nationwide October 27th. The album consists of completely re-recorded versions of Five Times August best songs from the previous two album, including three new songs.

Contents

Discography

  • Life As A Song, 2009
  • Brighter Side, 2008,
  • The Independent (l.p.), 2007
  • Acoustic Sessions, 2005
  • Fry Street, 2005
  • Something Clever - EP, 2004
  • Audience of Zero, 2003
  • Hover, 2003
  • Say, 2001

Releasing "Life As A Song"

From July 16th, 2009 to August 17th, 2009, Skistimas partnered up with the website KickStarter.com to help fund the new album "Life as a Song". Fans were invited to pre-order the album, and get different rewards if funding was successful. Rewards ranged from a digital copy of the album to a having your name in the cd liner notes to a weekend camping trip with Skistimas. The goal was $20,000 USD, and was reached with 9 hours left in the project on August 16th, 2009. [1]

"Say" Re-issue

In early 2010, Five Times August's debut album was re-issued in a two disc set, disc one containing the original 2001 album and a commentary track while disc two contains acoustic re-imagining's of the songs found on disc one. The package was hand made by Skistimas in his home, reminiscent of the original copies of the album. Each copy comes autographed.

Complete list of televised song placements

  • "First Time For Everything" - MTV's Laguna Beach After show (on mtv.com's overdrive)
  • "First Time For Everything" - Fox Reality’s The Amazing Adventures of a Nobody (episodes 7, 9. 10, 12)
  • "Better With You" - MTV's Laguna Beach (episode 106)
  • "Better With You" - Lifetime Channel's Monarch Cove (episode 101)
  • "Better With You" - Oxygen Channel's Bad Girls Club (episode 103)
  • "Better With You" - MTV's Reunited: The Real World Vegas (episode 106)
  • "Better With You" - MTV's Real World Sydney (episode 1900)
  • "Better With You" - Fox Reality’s The Amazing Adventures of a Nobody (episode 6. 10, 11, 12)
  • "Better With You" - MTV's The Hills (episode 303)
  • "Save It For Later" - Oxygen Channel's Bad Girls Club (episode 103)
  • "Save It For Later" - MTV's Laguna Beach (episode 203)
  • "Save It For Later" - Fox Reality’s The Amazing Adventures of a Nobody (episode 11)
  • "So Typical" - MTV's Real World /Road Rules Challenge : The Dual (episode 15)
  • "So Typical" - Fox Reality’s The Amazing Adventures of a Nobody (episodes 5, 7)
  • "Wherever" - MTV's Laguna Beach (episode 204)
  • "Wherever" - MTV's Reunited: The Real World Vegas Casting Special
  • "Wherever" - Fox Reality’s The Amazing Adventures of a Nobody (episode 12)
  • "Up To Me" - MTV's Laguna Beach (episode 208)
  • "Up To Me" - MTV's Reunited: The Real World Vegas Casting Special
  • "Up To Me" - Fox Reality’s The Amazing Adventures of a Nobody (episode 7)
  • "The Way You Do" - The CW's One Tree Hill (episode 69)
  • "The Way You Do" - Fox Reality’s The Amazing Adventures of a Nobody (episodes 1,2, 5, 6, 7, 9. 10)
  • "Owe It All To You" - Fox Reality’s The Amazing Adventures of a Nobody (episode 9, 10)
  • "Owe It All To You" - MTV's Real World Sydney (episode 1900)
  • "Do It Again" - Oxygen Channel's Bad Girls Road Trip (episode 2)
  • "Do It Again" - Fox Reality’s The Amazing Adventures of a Nobody (episodes 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13)
  • "Do It Again"- HBO's 2008 Season promo spot
  • "Perfectly" - Fox Reality’s The Amazing Adventures of a Nobody (episode 4, 5)
  • "Perfectly" - ABC's Eli Stone (episode 7)
  • "Roll Into You" - MTV's Laguna Beach (episode 212)
  • "Roll Into You" - Fox Reality’s The Amazing Adventures of a Nobody (episode 9, 10, 11)
  • "Overrated" - MTV's The Hills (episode 6)
  • "Sentimental Spell" - MTV's Real World Sydney (Season Finale)
  • "One Way Road" - MTV's The Gauntlet (episode )
  • "It's Not Over" - MTV's Real World Sydney (Season Final)
  • "Roll Into You" - MTV's A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila II
  • "Up To Me" - MTV's A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila II (Season Finale)
  • "Love The Way" - 2009 GMC Sierra Commercial [2]

See also

  • Laguna Beach Soundtrack
  1. ^ http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bskistimas/release-the-next-five-times-august-album
  2. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDTUCNADNY4

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