Ed Schrader

When Ed Schrader (singer-songwriter from Baltimore, Maryland) isn’t navigating the globe, kicking out his brand of minimalist punk baritone goodness with Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, he mans the helm of his own pop-up restaurant Pasta the Gathering and works on his forthcoming cartoon “A Family Affair” while wearing a Cats on the Lake t-shirt covered in sauce! You can follow him on Twitter here and hear music here. (Photo credit: Josh Sisk.)



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Ed Schrader and Devlin Rice are Ed Schrader's Music Beat from the fair city of Baltimore MD. In 2008/09 many had seen Ed "live" with just a floor tom, one light, plenty of jokes, and commanding voice. This era often left people with a sense that they had just seen a man unhinged trying to tell them something sacred in the form of a song, or something, they weren't too sure what they saw. After a few tours on his own, in 2010 Ed asked Devlin to help him expand the songs with his limited knowledge of the bass guitar. Now the "live" show is one guy playing a drum with a light shining, singing his ass off and another dude with a bass, in the dark laughing at the other guy's jokes. This era (which still continues) tends to leave people with that same fascination of the sacred unhinged but now it seems a little less scary, more familiar and they can can bring their dates to see this "cool band that you might not have heard of" This union shortly brought about the release of Jazz Mind on Load Records which featured collaborations with Randy Randall of No Age and Baltimore sound gurus Matmos. Jazz Mind captured the raw and jarring "live" show with songs that seem equally loud and destructive, pensive and haunting. Since the albums release the duo have been touring non-stop through North America and Europe, by themselves mostly but have also been seen in opening slots with Dan Deacon, Future Islands and hardcore luminaries Ceremony. Party Jail picks up where Jazz Mind left off with a greater focus on making the listener aware that Ed Schrader's Music Beat are not nut jobs who just play their best guess at punk. They wish to reveal that they are secretly a band that write pop songs, whether you know it or not. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.


Ed Schrader Talks the Documentary David Bowie Is

By Ed Schrader | September 27, 2014

Ed Schrader Talks the Documentary David Bowie Is

A documentary about a museum exhibit about a rock star manages to convey an essential truth.