Monday, January 24, 2011

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - Horse Power EP (2010)

Detroit has some real class acts coming out it these days, many in the garage rock realm such as the amazing Tyvek. However, Detroit has a rich and varied musical composition and one of the bands that I am most excited about is Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. These two young fellas, Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott, who are making lovely electronic pop music that my words will not to any amount of justice to. Everyone, save one cantankerous Brit, has immediately expressed approval of this group when I have them take a listen. That's pretty rare with my esoteric tastes. Even my usual indifference toward lyrical content is challenged by this guys, as I really love the lines: "In a dream that I had, I was cool, I was truly bad. I woke up filled with fear. It went away because you were near." That is some smooth ass shit. They also did something I'd normally be tepid to endorse, a cover of the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" as I feel it is hard to do anything with such a fantastical made song. Nonetheless, while nothing will ever outdo Wilson's original, this is an admirable cover. Last note, this EP isn't exactly free to download like most of the stuff I post is, legality be damned. However, it is cheap and is fully streamable off bandcamp, which even works on my phone's browser, so it is like being free even if you don't want to pay the $3.95 for the digital copy.

To be had here:
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - Horse Power EP

1 comment:

  1. wow, this is really good! reminds me a bit of the 'sun airway' album. thanks