Hippo Campus – Suicide Saturday (JR JR Reeeeemix)

JR JR (formerly know as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.) is a funky, eccentric duo from Detroit, Michigan. Originally a basement recording project between two buddies, they gained a niche Indie following and turned their musical project into a career.

We’ve featured them here on the Aftermath previously, but last week I suddenly noticed that they underwent a name change – abandoning the moniker of everyone’s favorite race car driver.

From their Facebook page:

We’ve had people drive long distances to shows only to be disappointed when they realize it’s a neurotic Jew and wild haired gentile from Detroit they’ve paid to see. A number of times now we’ve received hope filled inquiries from people who have dying relatives that only want to meet Dale Earnhardt Jr. (the driver) before they pass.  Those sorts of interactions feel a little voyeuristic and eerie, and even attempting to simply clarify the situation means you’ve added a moment of embarrassment to someone’s day when they’re already going through a lot.”

Understandable. Welcome JR JR!