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New track: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – “Don’t Tell Me”


Just two weeks out from the release of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.’s sophomore LP, The Speed of Things, the guys have dropped a brand new song, “Don’t Tell Me.” DEJJ’s Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott explain: “Before we even knew we were going to make a second album we began playing this song live almost two years ago and have been dodging questions after shows about when it was going to be made available ever since.” The track premiered with Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco yesterday.

Listen: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – “Don’t Tell Me”

Paste recently championed DEJJ’s lead single, “If You Didn’t See Me, Then You Weren’t On The Dancefloor)” as one of the “Best Songs of Summer” alongside the likes of Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake, Vampire Weekend, and more. Teen Vogue just called out the album as one of “The Most Exciting Albums Coming Out This Fall” raving “Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. makes straightforward, infectious indie-pop that you’ll listen to again and again.”

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. have linked up with labelmates Atlas Genius for the “Ones To Watch Tour” this fall, which just launched this week. It includes two nights in NYC on October 10th and 11th at Irving Plaza, The Wiltern in LA November 6th and The Fillmore in SF November 7th. A full list of dates is below.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Upcoming Tour Dates:

  • 09/25     Pabst Theater- Milwaukee, WI*
  • 09/26     Varsity Theater- Minneapolis, MN*
  • 09/27     Gabe’s – Iowa City, IA
  • 09/28     High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
  • 09/29     Mojo’s – Columbia, MO
  • 10/01     House of Blues- Chicago, IL*
  • 10/02     House of Blues- Cleveland, OH*
  • 10/04     Danforth Music Hall- Toronto, ON*
  • 10/05     Cabaret Mile – End – Montreal, Canada
  • 10/06     Port City – Portland, ME
  • 10/08     House of Blues- Boston, MA*
  • 10/10     Irving Plaza- New York, NY*
  • 10/11     Irving Plaza- New York, NY*
  • 10/12     Theatre of the Living Arts- Philadelphia, PA*
  • 10/13     The Fillmore/Silver Spring- Silver Spring, MD*
  • 10/21     The Borderline – London, UK
  • 10/23     Hoxton Square – London, UK
  • 11/01     House of Blues- Anaheim, CA*
  • 11/06     The Wiltern- Los Angeles, CA*
  • 11/07     The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
  • 11/09     Crystal Ballroom- Portland, OR*
  • 11/10     Venue- Vancouver, BC*
  • 11/11     Neptune Theatre- Seattle, WA*
  • 11/23     Detroit Masonic Temple – Detroit, MI

*”Ones to Watch” Tour w/ Atlas Genius


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Video: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Partners with Funny or Die To Premiere Video for “Dancefloor”

Detroit’s affable duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. have partnered with Funny Or Die for a rare FOD music video premiere for “If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t On The Dancefloor),” which launched this morning. The clip follows two cops, actors John Ennis (Mr. Show, Tenacious D) and Jay Johnston (Anchorman, Men in Black II, Arrested Development), as they attempt to hunt down Josh and Daniel of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. and put a stop to their party time shenanigans at “The Dancefloor.” It was directed by pro skateboarder turned video director Laban Pheidias of Occupy Films, who has previously worked with Justin Timberlake, Blake Shelton and Alicia Keys.

“Making this video was an epic day in sunny Los Angeles” explains the band. “We wore more make up than we had cumulatively worn in our entire lives prior to filming this, and got to hang out with some of the most talented comedians we’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting.  It was a really wonderful day, even when you factor in the food poisoning that Josh and the Director got form the craft services table. While the original intention of the video was not necessarily centered around humor, the energy of the actors we ended up being able to work with brought it to a great new place.”

Buzzing DJ/producer/vocalist AMTRAC is the latest to remix “If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t On The Dancefloor), check out his vibed out treatment of the track, perfect for summer mixtapes.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. are playing a handful of summer festivals in August, then will be joining label mates Atlas Genius on the “Ones to Watch” tour through November, including back-to-back shows at NYC’s Irving Plaza.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Confirmed North American Show Dates:

08/17   Mo Pop Festival-Sterling Heights, MI

08/24   The LC Pavillion/Summerfest-Columbus, OH

08/31   WARMfest- Indianapolis, IN

09/24   Bogart’s- Cincinnati, OH*

09/25   Pabst Theater- Milwaukee, WI*

09/26   Varsity Theater- Minneapolis, MN*

10/01   House of Blues- Chicago, IL*

10/02   House of Blues- Cleveland, OH*

10/04   Danforth Music Hall- Toronto, ON*

10/08   House of Blues- Boston, MA*

10/10   Irving Plaza- New York, NY*

10/11   Irving Plaza- New York, NY*

10/12   Theatre of the Living Arts- Philadelphia, PA*

10/13   The Fillmore/Silver Spring- Silver Spring, MD*

11/01   House of Blues- Anaheim, CA*

11/06   The Wiltern- Los Angeles, CA*

11/09   Crystal Ballroom- Portland, OR*

11/10   Venue- Vancouver, BC*

11/11   Neptune Theatre- Seattle, WA*

*”Ones to Watch” Tour

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


“Dear Internet and users of the World Wide Web, it is with much joy that we wish to present the video for “Dark Water”. We feel that this video really encapsulates the tone of the song in a haunting and strangely beautiful way.  Also, there are claymation versions of us–which has been a life long goal. Mission accomplished” – Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

“Dark Water” is off the band’s brand new EP, Patterns, which came out a couple weeks ago. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. are booked to perform their hit in the making “If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t On The Dancefloor)” on CONAN June 11th.

The guys have just come off playing a string of sold-out shows in support of the new EP, including a hometown Record Store Day show in Detroit and a Brooklyn show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Next up they will be performing at El Rey in Los Angeles tomorrow, May 16th. For a full list of upcoming show dates, see below.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. are gearing up for the release their sophomore LP later this year.

Confirmed DEJJ Tour Dates:
05.16     Los Angeles – El Rey
05.17     San Francisco – The Independent
05.24     Chicago – Lincoln Hall

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


Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. are back! The Detroit duo of Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott are currently putting the finishing touches on their sophomore album, which will be out later this year. In the interim, DEJJ will offer a taste of what’s to come. Patterns, a brand new EP, will be released by Warner Bros. Records in the US on April 16th digitally and April 20th physically as a vinyl only Record Store Day piece. The physical version of the EP will include two exclusive remixes. The band just premiered their new song, “If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t On The Dancefloor)” on their website. “Dancefloor” will be available on iTunes April 2nd.

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

The band will be celebrating the release of Patterns with a select number of headlining shows, including a special hometown Record Store Day show in Detroit at The Majestic Theater for the second year in a row. They’ll also be performing in NYC, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. All confirmed dates are below.


Patterns EP Tracklisting

1. If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t on the Dancefloor)

2. Dark Water

3. Hiding

4. Habits

Tour Dates:

4/20 – DETROIT – MAJESTIC THEATER (Record Store Day Show)






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