Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Releases New Song

by Jane Jansen Seymour

10 April 2013

Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. can't help but bogie while their playing instruments and harmonizing together.

Their indie power pop tunes landed on the music scene with 2011’s It’s a Corporate World, as their single “Simple Girl” appeared often on the airwaves. PopMatters interviewed Zott before a NYC show that fall, where the duo ended the show with a blistering cover of “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” in matching day glow jackets—best tribute to Whitney Houston ever.

In their new single, “If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t on the Dance Floor),” the dance beat kicks in after a dreamy intro and the music swirls like a disco ball. The lyrics call out a list of things “you’re supposed” to do, such as “surrender to the bass”, “roll your hips in time” and “see your age rewind” (amen!) It’s part of their EP, Patterns, out April 16 and also available in vinyl as part the offerings for this year’s Record Store Day April 20th with remixes by Chad Valley and Black Amex.  Check out the tune and video from that Bowery Ballroom show, along with upcoming tour dates, below.

April 20   The Majestic Theater—Detroit, MI
April 25   Rock and Roll Hotel—Washington, DC
April 26   Music Hall of Williamsburg—Brooklyn, NY
May 10   The Loft—Dallas, TX
May 11   The Parish—Austin, TX
May 16   El Rey—Los Angeles, CA
May 17   The Independent—San Francisco, CA
May 24   Lincoln Hall—Chicago, IL



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