Pick of the Week: Brothertiger with JR JR at Metro (November 14, 2015)

JR JR with Brothertiger at Metro (November 14, 2015)

Brothertiger

Fitting with the chillwave trend, Brothertiger’s music has neon ’80s keyboard tones and the woozy fidelity of an old VHS tape. Toledo native John Jagos started making upbeat electro as Monoteque in 2006 and, as he became influenced by the ambient moodscapes of Brian Eno and M83, he started recording under the moniker Brothertiger in his freshman dorm at Ohio University in 2009. Jagos released the Apache Feathers EP and the Vision Tunnels EP before signing to Mush Records for the 2012 full-lengths Golden Years and Lovers. ~ Jason Lymangrover, Rovi

Listen to their latest track, Wake, on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/brothertiger/wake

JR JR

Under their original moniker Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., the group built a rather rich history, eventually setting the stage for JR JR. From famously getting signed by a Warner Bros. A&R exec who jumped on stage at CMJ, at which point Zott remembers asking, “Who is this asshole?” to snagging their own Ice Cream flavor back in Michigan, JR JR Mint, and even being invited to practice by the Milwaukee Bucks, their indefinable and inimitable charm continually proves magnetic. Along the way, they’ve sold out countless shows, given TV performances on the likes of Conan, and cultivated a rabid fan base. Kicking off this next phase, they addressed the name change in a personal statement, but one tweet perfectly summed it up, “Diddy changed his name 3 times. It’s really not a big deal.”

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