Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. are an American indie-pop band from Detroit, Michigan, consisting of Daniel Zott and Joshua Epstein. Zott and Epstein met each other while playing in other Detroit music projects and began recording in Zott's basement in Royal Oak, Michigan. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. was formed in late 2009 by members Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott. The band also includes drummer Mike Higgins and the group's newest addition, keyboardist Jon Visger. The band initially began as a basement recording project with few intentions of reaching the public.