Aside from having one of the best band names I've heard all year, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.'s latest EP also got plenty of iPod time this past weekend on my flights to and from Dollywood (the later of which I had the privelege? of sitting next to Kirk Cameron). The group, who have a surprisingly beautiful sounding production--layering swirling guitars, electronic flourishes, folky-roots, and Beach Boys harmonies--for an album that still has that recorded-in-a-basement feel.
The Detroit natives also debuted a video this morning on Pitchfork for their single "Nothing But Our Love" that sees the self-professed NASCAR nerds sleepwalking through their race-fueled dreams while their brand of dreamy pysch-folk provides the perfect soundtrack.
MP3: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - Vocal Chords