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Valentine’s Day POPsessions: Meet Your New Crush, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.’s Josh Epstein

Lyndsey Parker
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Josh Epstein of indie band Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. may fantasize about being as hunky as Brad Pitt or D'Angelo, but we here at Yahoo Music think he's immensely crushworthy, based on his awesome answers to our Valentine's Day-themed "POPsessions" Q&A. A guy who loves Bjork, the Kinks, Leonard Cohen, Sade, and is at least open-minded when it comes to watching "The Bachelor"? Sounds like the perfect dream-date material to us.

Check out Josh's amusing and sometimes alluring "POPsessions" answers below, and feel the love.

Who was your first musical crush?
My first musical crush was on Lil 'Kim. I remember her video for "Crush on You" and just being smitten.

What song was playing during your first kiss?
There was no music on during my first kiss...but at the risk of sounding inappropriate, I listened to Bjork "Post" the first time I was intimate with a lady.

What is the best makeout song of all time?
Serge Gainsbourg, "Je T'aime Moi Non Plus"

What's the best breakup song ever?
Counting Crows' "Long December"...for real.

What song would you want playing during your first wedding dance?
The Kinks' "Strangers"

What love song makes you cry?
Leonard Cohen, "Hey That's No Way to Say Goodbye"

Who is your favorite romantic singer?
Sade is. Hands down. Sometimes I wish there was a Sade emoji, actually.

What is your fave album to listen to on a lonely Valentine's Day?
Songs: Ohia, "The Lioness"

Does the idea of a couple making out to your music flatter you, or just freak you out?
As long as they don't hold each other and sway/make out at our concert. Whatever people do in their own home is up to them. This is America, after all.

What's the sexiest music video of all time?
D'Angelo, "How Does It Feel." 100 percent, hands down. I wish I looked like that naked.

Who's the coolest couple in music?
Is Jack White dating anyone? If so, probably them. Or Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl.

What's the most romantic moment in movie history?
"Castaway." All Tom Hanks has is that volleyball and the lady at the end of the journey. It's pure romance.

What romantic movie role do you wish you could play?
Brad Pitt in "Thelma and Louise." He's the hunky stranger I dream of being. Full of mystery and charm.

Who is your favorite fairytale princess?
I like Rapunzel, 'cause she can keep herself entertained and has a unique style.

What is the most romantic city to visit?
Asheville, North Carolina. In the fall, it's some beautiful scenery. And the Grove Park Inn is as romantic a place as can be.

Describe your ideal Valentine's Day date.
My ideal Valentine's Day date would be a day full of laziness. Maybe watch a movie in bed and open some wine. Leaving the house is unromantic.

Flowers or chocolates?
Neither. I send Edible Arrangements exclusively. Although they do dip strawberries in chocolate. So chocolate.

Do you watch/hate-watch "The Bachelor"?
I've yet to watch it. Is it good? Am I missing a great show?

Overall, are you pro- or anti-Valentine's Day?
I'm anti. It's a lot of pressure and to be honest, you should show someone that they're special to you all year long.

If someone did that "Say Anything" boombox thing outside your window, would you be into it, or call the police?
Depends on the song they played. If it was bad, I'd be pissed.

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