March 23, 2011

thinkin’ about how long it takes to cross the ocean while you wait

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Welcome to the agony of what I call “The Post-SXSW, Just-Discovered-That-Band!” blues. This happens every year, where mere days after I get home I figure out the new loves that I missed like an oblivious ship passing in the night. If the ships were holding Shiner Bock.

I objected to Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. on principle of naming, really, which is stupid. I was all, hey now I don’t like NASCAR. Now I see that it is their trick to guard their secret because holy heck this is terrific pop music, all fuzz and shimmer and coolness. I can’t get enough of the daunting beat on this song, and I am totally singing along.

Stop being so stubborn.

QSR-025_1500x1500_300dpiMorning Thought – Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr


Daniel Zott and Joshua Epstein are from Detroit and have a few catchy EPs to their name that you can enjoy now (check the tune “Simple Girl”), and their debut full-length It’s A Corporate World will be out June 7 on Quite Scientific Records. They remind me a bit of what I loved about Chester Frenchremember?

The good news is also this: my agony is short lived, only until June 11 when they come back through Colorado:

DALE EARNHARDT JR JR TOUR TOUR

Mar 23 – The Bilken Club – St. Louis, MO
Mar 25 – Schuba’s – Chicago, IL
May 11 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
May 12 – The Rock Shop – Brooklyn, NY
May 13 – The Red Palace – Washington, DC
May 14 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
May 17 – IOTA Club & Cafe – Arlington, VA
May 18 – The Camel – Richmond, VA
May 19 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
May 21 – The Basement – Nashville, TN
May 24 – Bottletree – Birmingham, AL
May 25 – Proud Larry’s -Oxford, MI
May 26 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
May 27 – Club DaDa – Dallas, TX
May 28 – Emo’s Alternative Lounge – Austin, TX
May 31 – Santa Fe Brewing Company – Santa Fe, NM
Jun 01 – Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ
Jun 03 – The Echo – Echo Park, CA
Jun 04 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
Jun 06 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
Jun 07 – The Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
Jun 09 – The Neurolux – Boise, ID
Jun 10 – Kilby Court Gallery – Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 11 – Hi-Dive – Denver, CO
Jun 15 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN



[thanks Adam!]

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5 Comments »

  • If you want to feel like a total gangster badass, you should really pop this on a cd (or your iPod that connects…I’m not that cool) and put this on about full blast on your ride to work. When that crunchy beat comes rolling in you will think you are so freaking cool.

    ….not that I know anyone who did this on repeat while driving to work this morning.

    Adam — March 23, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

  • @adam I did the EXACT thing this morning. Nearly all 45 minutes of my commute was spent LOVING this song on full blast!

    Jeff — March 23, 2011 @ 10:57 pm

  • and, um, my entire afternoon today at work?

    browneheather — March 23, 2011 @ 11:59 pm

  • Ha! That made me laugh in recognition. How easy it is for a band name to put me off giving them a listen, even if the hype is good. Of course, no examples come to mind at the moment.

    Nosila — March 24, 2011 @ 9:41 am

  • This song has overtaken me. You’ve ruined me again, in the best of ways.

    Mp — March 30, 2011 @ 9:45 pm

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