Two years ago, Ed Schrader's Music Beat released their spirited, genre-bending LP Jazz Mind. Now the Baltimore duo — which includes singer-songwriter-drummer Ed Schrader and bassist Devlin Rice — are preparing to release their follow-up full-length, Party Jail, due out on May 20 via on Infinity Cat Recordings. "Televan," the second single off of Party Jail, contains no trace of jazz, though it offers a minute-and-a-half's worth of irresistible, in-your-face post-punk in its stead. The spurt of energy comes with Schrader's shouty hook, the persistent poundings of his single floor tom, and Rice's top-notch, tempestuous basslines.
Ed Schrader's Music Beat are currently on tour with their hometown friends Future Islands. Listen to "Televan" and check out the band's tour dates below.
Ed Schrader's Music Beat Tour Dates:
April 8 - Reno, NV @ The Holland Project
April 9 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
April 10 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel (sold out)
April 20 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
April 21 - El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
April 22 - Marfa, TX @ Padre's
April 23 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
April 24 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links
April 25 - Little Rock, AR @ Stickyz Rock'n'Roll Chicken Shack
April 26 - Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
April 29 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
April 30 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
May 1 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club