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As Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott make effervescent dance music with unstoppable beats and energetic electro-pop songs that are impossible to listen to while standing still. Their EP Patterns, out on their new home of Warner Bros. Records, shows off the Detroit duo’s penchant for experimentation, turning their songs into sonic… More »

The week’s two best videos both revolve around sticky nightmare realities where people act in ways that are entirely socially acceptable, and yet it looks like it might be vaguely fun to be in both groups of people. Maybe Justice’s “Stress” video, or those original Die Antwoord clips, will turn out to be a bigger… More »

How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders on Roku? Maybe I stayed in and did that. There is no way to know. But all across this great country we do know there were fireworks to be see… More »

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Change Name To JR JR

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. got their start five years ago, when one of their main draws to get people to listen to them was their gimmicky name. But as they’ve turned into artists who have put out two albums and gotten big enough to appear on festival bills, they seem to have grown out of… More »

By: James Rettig / July 15, 2015 - 2:38 pm

Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr – “James Dean”

Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr have released a new single to promote their upcoming U.S. tour. It’s called “James Dean” and it’s the first new music we’ve heard from the pop group since last year’s sophomore album The Speed Of Things (not counting the rap mixtape they put out earlier in the year). It’s a low-key… More »

By: James Rettig / September 30, 2014 - 8:54 pm

Download Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.’s Produce Mixtape

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. made a mixtape. It has guest rappers and it’s available on DatPiff and everything. For a wacky, synthy Midwestern festival-pop duo, these are uncharted waters, but the group gave the world its Produce tape today. The two early tracks we heard from it — the cover of Randy Newman’s “I ThinkMore »

By: Tom Breihan / February 5, 2014 - 5:22 pm

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – “Rush Into Love” (Feat. Chuck Inglish & Slim Of 112)

Detroit’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. make a super-clean form of festival-ready synthpop that’s always reminded me of Hall & Oates, and I haven’t really gotten it. But when you add Rap Stuff to it, it makes a whole lot more sense to me. The group is planning to release an honest-to-god mixtape called Produce, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 28, 2014 - 4:40 pm

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – “I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today”

Detroit dance-pop cheeseballs Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. aren’t content with beasting out on the college-town touring circuit, and they’re getting ready to release an honest-to-god mixtape that they’re calling Produce. The tape promises appearances from rap-world luminaries like Murs, Chuck Inglish, Asher Roth, Quelle Chris, and Slim of the R&B group 112. But the mixtape… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 27, 2014 - 3:57 pm

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – “Run” Video

The video for Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr’s “Run” is begging to be GIFed — the fact that it premiered over on Buzzfeed really tells you all that you need to know. It features Tumblr-ready art patterns, a dog with a gold chain around its neck, and what Buzzfeed calls an “adorable egg.” The track i… More »

By: James Rettig / January 17, 2014 - 12:06 pm

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – “If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t On The Dancefloor)” Video

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. give a very winky video treatment to their spring-released single “If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t On The Dance Floor).” The Detroit duo spend most of the clip running from two cops played by John Ennis and Jay Johnston (of Mr. Show fame), hiding from them via different method… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 16, 2013 - 10:37 am

Watch Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Play Conan

On last night’s episode of Conan, the goofy Michigan new wavers Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. came through, bringing a set of lit-up letters and a mindboggling top-ponytail situation with them. When they were on the show, they played “If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t On The Dancefloor),” the single from their new EP… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 12, 2013 - 9:41 am

Watch Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Perform “Dark Water” For Stereogum & KEEN’s “Brave New Sounds”

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. first landed on our radar back in 2010. The Detroit rockers made our list of that year’s 40 Best New Bands on the strength of playful, harmony-rich indie-pop jams like “Simple Girl.” Since then, the duo of Daniel Zott and Joshua Epstein cemented its reputation as a kinetic live act while… More »

By: Stereogum / June 6, 2013 - 11:28 am

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – “Dark Water” Video

The slick Detroit duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. released their Patterns EP last week, and we posted their tracks “If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t On The Dancefloor)” and “Hiding.” And now they’ve got a charming if slightly disjointed video for the EP track “Dark Water,” one that has the two band member… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 14, 2013 - 4:16 pm

Enter Stereogum & KEEN’s “Brave Sounds” Sweepstakes To See Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. In Thousand Oaks, CA

Detroit indie rockers Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. are currently on a U.S. tour in support of new EP Patterns (we recently posted “If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t On The Dancefloor)” and “Hiding“) but next week we will take them out of the clubs for a performance video in an inspirational nature setting. More »

By: Stereogum / May 8, 2013 - 11:02 am

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – “Hiding”

Next week, the sparkly Detroit new-wavers Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., who are apparently just going to keep riding with that name, will release a new EP called Patterns. We already posted its single “If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t On The Dancefloor),” and now they’ve shared another of its tracks, a sunny lope… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 11, 2013 - 4:53 pm

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – “If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t On The Dancefloor)”

It’s been nearly a year since we’ve heard from Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. but the Detroit indie-pop dance duo are back with the light “If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t On The Dancefloor).” The track is part instructive, suggesting moves that could most certainly be done to the track, but part warning signal… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 26, 2013 - 11:38 am

M83 – “Reunion (Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Later this month, M83 will put out an EP featuring remixes of Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming standout “Reunion,” a release from which we’ve already heard Mylo’s remix. Today, we’ve got Detroit indie poppers Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. offering their rework, a track that spins the song with a little more of an atmospheric, laid-back approach. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 23, 2012 - 9:19 am

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – “We Almost Lost Detroit” Video

The dudes from Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. cruise through Detroit in Tigers jackets in the clip for It’s A Corporate World cut “We Almost Lost Detroit,” a visual ode to their down-but-not-out hometown. Andrew Smart directs. More »

By: Corban Goble / April 3, 2012 - 12:49 pm

Watch Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. On Conan

On last night’s episode of Conan, twisty indie-pop duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. came though to make their late-night TV debut. Dressed in nattily matching prom-night tuxes and Chucks, the band played a fun, intricate version of “Simple Girl” while an honest-to-god string quartet backed them up. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 31, 2012 - 8:58 am

Watch Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Cover Whitney Houston

A tipster recently let us know that Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. covered Whitney Houston’s 1987 nugget “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me),” quite possibly my wife’s favorite song in the entire history of the universe, at a recent Bowery Ballroom show. As it turns out, Dale have been covering the track live for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 26, 2011 - 5:28 pm

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – “Simple Girl” Video

In the “Simple Girl” video, we see the two members of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. spend their entire lives attempting to impress the ridiculously hot neighbor girl by playing one-on-one basketball. It’s necessary to suspend some disbelief to enjoy the video; otherwise, you’ll spend the entire three minutes wondering why a girl who looks like… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 15, 2011 - 12:10 pm
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