News

Hopscotch 2018 Lineup - Grizzly Bear, Belle and Sebastian, Miguel, Real Estate, and More

Raleigh, NC Festival in September Also Features MC50, Liz Phair, Moses Sumney, Gang Gang Dance, Waxahatchee, and Others

May 15, 2018

Raleigh, North Carolina's Hopscotch Music Festival has announced its initial 2018 lineup. Highlights include Grizzly Bear, Belle and Sebastian, Miguel, Real Estate, MC50 performing MC5's Kick Out the Jams, Liz Phair, Moses Sumney, Gang Gang Dance, More

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat Share Video for “Riddles”

Riddles Due Out March 2 via Carpark

Mar 09, 2018

Baltimore-based post-punk duo Ed Schrader's Music Beat (vocalist Ed Schrader and bassist Devlin Rice) released their third album, Riddles, last Friday via Carpark (their first for the label). It was produced by fellow Baltimore resident Dan Deacon.  More

Album of the Week: Lucy Dacus

Historian Out Now via Matador

Mar 02, 2018

Debate the credibility of the term "indie" all you want-but even in today's landscape of monolithic labels and bustling support crews, we still expect the independent artist to follow their own vision. To say, then, that rising star Lucy Dacus may have almost single-handedly penned a cinematic masterpiece in Historian shouldn't surprise you that much.  More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Janelle Monáe, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, Parquet Courts, and More

Plus Mount Eerie, Father John Misty, Twin Shadow, Mark Kozelek, Alexis Taylor, Wye Oak, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 23, 2018

It was a crazy good week for new songs. So much so that we could only narrow down this week's Songs of the Week to 12 tracks, as opposed to our normal 10. Speedy Ortiz almost made the list with "Lucky 88," the first single off their newly announced new album Twerp Verse, but then it would've been 13 songs and we gave into superstition.  More

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat Share New Song “Seagull”

Riddles Due Out March 2 via Carpark

Feb 20, 2018

Baltimore-based post-punk duo Ed Schrader's Music Beat (vocalist Ed Schrader and bassist Devlin Rice) are releasing their third album, Riddles, on March 2 via Carpark (their first for the label). It was produced by fellow Baltimore resident Dan Deacon. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: CHVRCHES, Wye Oak, Julia Holter, Hookworms, and More

Plus Middle Kids, GUM, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Soccer Mommy, Laura Veirs, Jay Som, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 02, 2018

Wow, what a week for fantastic new tracks. Last week when we were putting together the Songs of the Week the pickings were slimmer and the best we could come up with was nine songs, rather than a full 10. More


Interviews

The End: Devlin Rice of Ed Schrader’s Music Beat on Endings and Death

"Our society has no healthy way to talk about death mainly because there is a 'life at all cost' sort of mentality."

Jun 01, 2018

To end out the week, we ask Devlin Rice, bassist of Ed Schrader's Music Beat, some questions about endings and death. Rice is one half of the post-punk duo with vocalist Ed Schrader.  More


Reviews

Riddles

Riddles

Carpark

Mar 02, 2018

In the late '90s and early '00s, multitudinous duos tested the conventional three-and-four-piece approach to composing and performing music. A twist to the traditional expectation of the guitar, bass, drums, and vocals emerged, and in the likeness of Flat Duo Jets, The White Stripes, Death From Above 1979, and No Age proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the age old conventional expectation created a risk, producing expansive sounds under personnel contraction. More