JR JR Release New Single, "Control"


In advance of a massive North American tour, JR JR have revealed a new single, "Control."

In advance of a massive North American tour, JR JR have revealed a new single, "Control." The track comes two days before the band is scheduled to the road with dates that kick off Thursday, October 5, at Chicago's House Of Blues. Of today's single JR JR's Josh Epstein notes, "Control was written on November 10th (2 days after the election) at the Masonic Temple in Detroit, MI. I woke up late and was driving in our van--which has no radio anymore. Suddenly the melody and the lyric was in my head, 'careful of who you let control the people that you know oh oh oh.' I raced upstairs to sing it for the guys, and found that they were starting to write a song around a riff that Bryan Pope was playing on guitar. Somehow, the song they were playing was the exact same tempo and key as the lyrics and melody that I was singing. It's like we were all writing the song serendipitously in separate locations at the same time. It came fast, and to this day feels like a song that we didn't write--it wrote itself through us."

JR JR is Epstein and Daniel Zott. The Detroit-based duo's tour will take them across the US and Canada with the dates concluding in Detroit for a two night stand at El Club November 17 and 18. Along the way the band will play Los Angeles' El Rey on October 19, The 9:30 Club in Washington, DC on November 2 and New York City's Irving Plaza on November 4.

JR JR North American Fall Tour Dates
Thu, Oct 5 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Fri, Oct 6 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line
Sat, Oct 7 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
Mon, Oct 9 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
Tue, Oct 10 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
Thu, Oct 12 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
Fri, Oct 13 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne
Sat, Oct 14 - San Francisco, CA - Independent
Mon, Oct 16 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow's
Tue, Oct 17 - Pomona, CA - Glasshouse
Thu, Oct 19 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey
Fri, Oct 20 - San Diego, CA - Irenic
Sat, Oct 21 - Phoenix, AZ - Lost Lake Music Fest
Sun, Oct 22 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
Tue, Oct 24 - Dallas, TX - Trees
Wed, Oct 25 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
Thu, Oct 26 - Houston, TX - WOMH
Fri, Oct 27 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn
Sat, Oct 28 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade - Hell Stage
Mon, Oct 30 - Nashville, TN - Basement East
Tue, Oct 31 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
Thu, Nov 2 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
Fri, Nov 3 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church of Christ
Sat, Nov 4 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Sun, Nov 5 - Cambridge, MA - Sinclair
Tue, Nov 7 - Buffalo, NY - Waiting Room
Wed, Nov 8 - Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground
Thu, Nov 9 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
Fri, Nov 17 - Detroit, MI - El Club
Sat, Nov 18 - Detroit, MI - El Club

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