Most people would not associate the word talented with the sport NASCAR unless they would want to recognize the achievement of it despite the fact, as some uplifting tale.  NASCAR also does not connote any sort of musical skill whatsoever.  So the result of this debut EP Horse Power by Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. (who has no relation or affiliation to Dale Earnhardt Jr. of NASCAR) is perhaps made more charming by the simple fact the results have little bearing on the actual sport itself.  The tongue-in-cheek naming of it all is very misleading, for this little duo of a band is actually quite talented, and quite musical.  “Simple Girl” itself deserves no less than a full Wes Anderson film to surround it. Its very Royal Tennenbaums; mixed with Coconut Records and Simon Garfunkel, one of the brightest, quite disarmingly summery songs you’ll ever hear, from a band that is surely going to make it big.


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