Ed Schrader's Music Beat (Minimal Punk, US - Carpark Records)
support: Berliner Doom (Grind-Pop-Punk, Berlin)
ED SCHRADER'S MUSIC BEAT are Ed Schrader and Devlin Rice - a minimalist punk duo
from the fair city of Baltimore, Maryland. In the beginning there was only Ed: a man
unhinged, channeling to the world a sacred message in the form of song. His only
divining instruments: a single floor tom, one light, and a commanding baritone. He's
a master songsmith who has reduced pop and punk to their most basic building blocks.
Ed was soon joined by Devlin on bass, who proved to be an acute match for
encapsulating the space-time from whence they came. Their union quickly brought
about the release of their 2012 debut album 'Jazz Mind' and 2014's 'Party Jail'
through Upset The Rhythm which The Wire said recalled "the percussion-heavy chants
of Liars", with Ed "affecting a mournful Arthur Russell tone on the a cappella
songs" whilst "roaring like Rollins" on the album's faster numbers. Since then, Ed
Schrader's Music Beat have toured frequently in North America and Europe, notably
alongside their friends Future Islands.
New album, 'Riddles' begins their new life. In search of a fresh direction, Ed and
Devlin invited their close friend, electronic-pop maestro Dan Deacon, to expand
their sound and experiment with them as the album's producer, arranger, and
co-writer. Working steadily in Dan's studio for two years in total collaboration,
three evolving musicians pushed through an intense period of personal tumult and
found purpose in the sounds they were committing to record. The result: a polished
and passionate masterpiece of nuanced alt-rock. From driving opening track 'Dunce'
and the soaring single 'Riddles' to the disarmingly gorgeous closer 'Culebra', Ed
and Devlin unapologetically channel a personal pantheon of pop and rock gods while
growing into the band and people they'd previously kept caged inside. 'Riddles' is
released through Carpark Records on March 2nd.
Berliner Doom will sing about Insel der Jugend, Elefanten, Berliner Alltag, Brandenburg, Liebe, Winter, Fashion Art Vicitms, Capitalism, Wohnungsnot, Dj Olaf, Bässen,Schwarzen Blöcken und der Dieselphobie.