Wal-Mart To Sell Unsigned Artist's CD
Since “Fry Street” was originally released, nine songs from the album have been featured on television shows like MTV’s “Laguna Beach,” the CW’s “One Tree Hill,” and Oxygen Channel’s “Bad Girls Club.” These placements helped catapult Five Times August’s “Fry Street” sales to over 100,000 in online digital stores like iTunes, and over 11,000 physical copies of the CD from FTA’s online store.
A one-man project based out of Dallas Texas, Five Times August is really another moniker for 23 year-old Brad Skistimas. Skistimas started Five Times August in 2001, creating an online reputation of being one of the first entirely independent artists. Skistimas creates and designs his own merchandise, CD artwork, and website, while maintaining one of MySpace’s top music profiles (www.myspace.com/fivetimesaugust).