Last week was one of those weeks where I wanted to write about all the songs; Ryan crushed it with tons of SXSW interviews, letting you get to know the likes of Best Move, Coyle Girelli, No Swoon and more. So, we’ve got to go back and give you a quick list of all the jams, and there were tons! You had new stuff from Austinites Friday Boys, Bright Light Social Hour and Wiretree, then Neutrals and Mick Love made my weekend with hits at the end of the week. There’s tons to browse through here, so go check it out.
This year we’re getting a fresh Ed Schrader’s Music Beat LP called Nightclub Daydreaming, and with that, we also get a bunch of performances at SXSW. We caught up with Ed to get a few words about life on the road and jump into his forthcoming shows here at SXSW. Check out this thirsty jam from the new record and read about the group below.
Beach House have come a long long way since the first time I caught them at old Emos back in the day…but even then, they were onto something. That all culminated in a sold out show at ACL Live, which was a pretty near perfect venue for the band.
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If you’ve been reading any of the ridiculous mid-year album lists (of which I made my own) you’ll likely notice a trend among all lists…that trend being that Beach House‘s latest album 7 is high upon the list. Sub Pop dropped the album in May, and it’s amassed continuous buzz and support since it dropped; tonight you’ll get a chance to catch the group at ACL LIVE. Honestly, I can’t think of a venue more fit to host a dreamy set by the group; the lighting alone will do wonders for the performance. Ed Schrader’s Music Beat will be opening the night around 8 PM; so be sure you’re there in time to catch Beach House take the stage just after 9.
When I caught Ed Schrader’s Music Beat back in the Spring, I was extremely impressed by the band’s ability to create such a huge sound, despite only two members (and one who was just filling in for a few shows). This brand new single from the group might not indicate that huge wall of spirited rock they created, but I like it’s off-kilter propulsive beat. There’s something lurking in its simplicity that hooks its nails into my soul; I just can’t get this jam out of my head. Look for the Laughing/Bedouin Tramps single in a few weeks from Infinity Cat Recordings.
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In a week filled with shows, it was perhaps one of the more anticipated sets of the week, especially with Future Islands seemingly springing to larger popularity via their performance on some late night talk show. I was a little bummed that people didn’t quite make it out early enough to catch the openers, Knifight, but perhaps that will help keep them our little secret for just a bit longer.
Thanks to Bryan at PPI for sharing some photos with us.
The name’s a mouthful, but the track’s a gem for sure. Baltimore’s Ed Schrader’s Music Beat is a two piece group who are offering up a listen to the lead single off of their forthcoming record, Party Jail. It’s a quick paced song with little more than a stomping drum beat and a shaky guitar line. No matter how many times I press play, I can’t stop tapping my toes and bobbing my head; it’s great how much melodic noise can come via two dudes. You’ll be able to get your hands on their new LP courtesy of Infinity Cat Recordings on May 20th.
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