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