Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.’s debut album ‘It’s A Corporate World’ received a succession of positive reviews when it was released in North America last year, with Paste Magazine listing the duo as their second best new band of year and the album as the sixth best of the year. Now, after select UK shows which have included a HMV Next Big Thing gig and a Club NME date, ‘It’s A Corporate World’ will be released here on June 25th on Warner Bros. Records.
Produced and recorded by the duo – Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott – at Zott’s basement studio in Royal Oak, Michigan, the twelve-track album crosses psychedelic, electro and Motown influences as it bounds across genres. Featuring the band’s recent introductory singles ‘Nothing But Our Love’ and ‘Simple Girl’, the album will be followed by the July 2nd release of their radical interpretation of the Gil Scott-Heron classic ‘We Almost Lost Detroit’.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. were formed in 2009 when Epstein contacted Zott after seeing him play a show in Detroit at which was impressed by the performance, songwriting and charisma he had witnessed on stage. A musician himself, Epstein recognised his style wasn’t entirely similar to Zott’s, but felt their two differing headspaces would form an interesting combination. Even though they were both fairly busy with other musical endeavours at the time, he suggested they join forces and attempt something together.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. will return to the UK this summer for a series of festival dates.