Detroit natives Daniel Zott and Joshua Epstein make up the indie-pop band JR JR. They come from humble beginnings in Daniel’s basement, circa 2009. To give you an idea of the type of people that Daniel and Joshua are, when asked why they originally named their band ‘Dale Earnhardt Jr.Jr.’, Daniel replied, “the name for us was just a way to identify that our crazy new project that had no limitations. People have no idea how we are going to sound, and so it gives them a reason to actually take some time to listen to the music.” They managed to do just that, people listened.
Today JR JR has quite the following and it’s only getting bigger, with appearances on shows like Conan and The Late Late Show with James Corden. This past September they released their new self-titled album through Warner Brothers Records. If you haven’t had a listen yet be careful because hits like “Gone,” “As Time Goes” and “In The Middle” will take your earbuds hostage.
This is an album that is for playing over and over with it’s cheerful funky indie pop energy. Check out their sweet video “Gone” below and check out their soundcloud page for more.