“The Thirst” By Ed Schrader’s Music Beat

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, the Baltimore, duo is comprised of Devlin Rice and Ed Schrader, will release their new album Nightclub Daydreaming on March 25, via Carpark Records. They began writing the record in 2019, with the idea of making a fun, danceable album. They road-tested the songs with drummer Kevin O’Meara on tour with Dan Deacon in February 2020, and then, of course, COVID brought everything to a halt. It was one of the last experiences they had with O’Meara, whose death in October 2020 weighed heavily on Rice and Schrader’s minds as they worked on the record. The band went on to record and mix Nightclub Daydreaming over a two-week period with Craig Bowen at Tempo House in Baltimore, and the end result is not the album of “sunny disco bangers” that Rice says the band set out for, but something deeper, darker and more rewarding.

“The fun thing about this record is that it’s all at once informed by our more recent lush productions with Dan Deacon, yet spartan and boiled-down, exuding a coldness wrapped in ecstasy, following our time honored trend of never giving people what they expect, but hopefully what they want,” says Schrader.

Today, the band have shared two new tracks off of the forthcoming album. First up is the track “Berliner,” as well as lead single “This Thirst,” an alienation-fueled barn burner barely restraining itself through musically sparse, lyrically dense verses to culminate in a howling, synth-saturated chorus that beats horror punk at its own game. “Came from the north with a twisted planetarium, rock salt, nervous tic and novocaine,” Schrader sings, assuming the guise of a vagrant whose irresistible urges lead him through a fever dream of chemicals, back-alley bartering and existential threats. Check out both singles and the Gillian Waldo-directed video for “This Thirst.”

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat
2022 Tour Dates

3/9/22 – Richmond, VA @ The Camel
3/10/22 – Raleigh, NC @ Ruby’s
3/11/22 Atlanta, GA @ Earl’s
3/12/22 Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
3/14/22 – Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum
3/15/22 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/16/22 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/17/22 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/18/22 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/19/22 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/22/22 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
3/23/22 – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
3/25/22 – Boise ID @ Treefort Fest
3/29/22 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
4/1/22 – Seattle, WA @ Freakout Fest The Crocodile
4/3/22 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
4/4/22 – Sacramento, CA @ Starlet Room
4/6/22 – Costa Mesa, CA @ The Wayfarer supporting Sean Nicholas Savage
4/7/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon
4/9/22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
4/10/22 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
4/13/22 – OKC @ Opolis
4/14/22 – St. Louis @ The Sinkhole
4/16/22 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
4/18/22 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
4/20/22 – Columbus, OH @ Spacebar
4/21/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
4/22/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Dave Kiss Presents / Kung Fu Necktie
4/23/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ AdHoc / Union Pool
4/30/22 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar (RECORD RELEASE PARTY)

Pre-order Nightclub Daydreaming by Ed Schrader’s Music Beat HERE