Since first emerging in 2009, JR JR have defined themselves by a commitment to making intelligent pop music. In order to do so, the pair—Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott—paint with an expansive palette balancing everything from indie and alternative to hip-hop and electronic music. They achieved that balance in a big way on their self-titled third full-length album, JR JR, which served as the culmination of their unique camaraderie and musical collaboration thus far. Heavy praise from the likes of NPR, Paste, PopMatters, Billboard, The Daily Beast and more, coupled with growing attention for their initial single “Gone,” sparked the attention of a wide array of radio programmers and saw the band perform on “Conan,” KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”
Alongside critical success, the duo’s music has also become the soundtrack of choice for many working in film & television as well. Their new single “Same Dark Places” was recently featured in Netflix’s hit series “13 Reasons Why.” JR JR’s songs have also been heard in “Togetherness,” “I Am Cait,” “Please Like Me,” “Grandfathered,” “iZombie,” and trailers for Showtime and Seth Rogen’s “Sausage Party.” As they continue to tour widely and perform to sold out audiences, their dedication to being both smart and accessible remains their guiding formula, with JR JR now at the dawn of their next chapter.