JR JR’s music has been featured in many films, television shows, and commercials, soundtracking culture for over a decade, and attracting new fans along the way. This includes campaigns for elite brands such as Chase, Microsoft, YouTube, Guess?, Major League Baseball, and Acura, and in-scene placements in 13 Reasons Why, Togetherness, Atypical, Sausage Party, Bad Moms, and I Am Cait. Their ubiquity in pop culture even saw them stepping outside their typical roles as musicians to act in Arrested Development and Comedy Central’s Detroiters, and pen their own monthly column for ESPN.com.
JR JR’s latest effort August and Everything Prior is a salute to its roots. The EP was written entirely by Epstein and Zott. It’s a thoughtful but danceable offering that harkens back to the band’s early releases.