We're pretty vocal fans of JR JR
(formerly known as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.) here at Baeble. We shot them in a killer rooftop session a couple years back and we even took them go-kart racing
, and their dance-pop has been known to get our heads bobbing and our feet tapping any time it comes on in the office. The band just dropped a new album this year, JR JR
, and they're going to be coming back to the city next month for a show at Webster Hall on November 4th. We're going to be there but we wanted to chat with the band real quick so you all could get hyped for the show. We know it's going to be a good time.
Obviously you guys have said what you needed to say about why you changed the name of the band. How supportive have your fans been these last couple months with the transition?
JR JR: It's been a smooth transition. The only person who was bummed was Dale Earnhardt Jr.
In addition to the name change, you also just released a new, self-titled LP. What can fans expect on this tour live with these new songs?
We spent more time working on the audio side of the show. It felt like we couldn't get much better with all of our production and tricks that make it exciting visually for fans, but we all agreed that the audio side needed some work. So I think the shows for this new album will sound a lot better as well as being wild like a traveling circus.
Are there any new tracks from this record that you're looking forward to sharing with audiences the most on this tour?
All of them
The production on the new album felt tighter and more polished than anything you guys have released before. How do you translate that on stage without sacrificing the energy of your live shows?
I think there are some songs that need energy and chaos, but I'm excited for the chill songs as well. Our show is now becoming more diverse with a bit more ups and downs.
Any last message that New York fans should keep in mind as they prep for the show at Webster Hall on November 4th?
Have a good meal before and also bring your dancing shoes. I've also heard that a lot of couples meet at our shows. So there's that.