So today we're just going to check out a little EP and get a taste of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. This is a Detroit based due of Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott who came together in 2009. The sound is described as "swirl indie pop, folk, and electronic elements [in] one breezy package" (Gregory Heaney). They wanted to create a danceable sound without loosing what was important - the songwriting elements.
This is their debut EP on Quite Scientific, prior to their full-length debut, It's a Corporate World. While some of these songs are also on that full-length, this is listened first on Spotify (which usually means it's most recent - funny how that's not the case sometimes), so we're going with this one.
"Nothing But Our Love" is the first track. Right off the bat, it drags a little, and I'm probably interpreting it as a little more trippy than it was meant to be. It's got the cool electronic elements that have managed to grow on me in the past few years, but overall comes across as more of a sleepy song than I think it was meant to. I do love the line of "don't try so hard - love is easy." I mean, that's how it's supposed to be, right?
The next song passed me by so quickly, and I apologize for not having more of an opinion on it. "Simple Girl" seemed upbeat enough, though on the boring side of things It gave a light and airy feel, though felt so much life something ripped right off a computer or usable in a game that I think it just managed to slip past my senses. It played there, almost like a commercial, with nothing grabbing that made me stop doing anything else at all.
So... okay. It wasn't one of the better tastes we've gotten on new music. I mean, it wasn't awful - it could have been awful. Here's my view on things in general: good marketing and name recognition gets you, initially, to the ears of people. You need to have the music to back it up though, and you need to be able to provide that continuously to create a career. I'm just not hearing that here.