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One of the videos getting a lot of notice this week is Calexico’s clip for “Falling From The Sky,” starring José González and an absolutely disgusting worm creature. I can recognize that it’s a very good video, but it’s not on this list, because I hate that fucking worm creature. It just skeeves me out. More »

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to select the rising bands which have connected them, someone wrote a long time ago. Or, something close to that. Here’s what we’re getting down to: It’s that time of year when Stereogum’s staff selects the 40 most exciting new* acts of… More »

It’s our first mixtape of summer! Accordingly, you should probably just act first and think later and just download it with reckless abandon, as you should do absolutely everything now that it is the season of impulsive behavior. But if you are incapable of such youthful indiscretion without examining the fine print/weighing every possible life… More »

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Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – “Emperor’s New Chair” Video

No band does a better job of not giving a fuck than Ed Schrader’s Music Beat. These are two dudes who make short, sticky power-punk songs using a single drum and bass as their instrumentation. They’re goofy and endearing and a total joy to see live. “Emperor’s New Chair” is from the band’s most recent… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 22, 2015 - 10:25 am

Stereogum x Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion 2015 Yearbook

Congratulations to the SXSW Class Of 2015! We are honored that you could join us at Stereogum x Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion this year, and we hope that you cherish the memories we made together. Because you’re all so great, we’ve put together a little yearbook-style recap of the event, and bestowed upon you… More »

By: James Rettig & Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 24, 2015 - 1:25 pm

Photos From Stereogum x Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion 2015

Yesterday, we threw a 14-hour unofficial SXSW showcase at Austin’s Hole In The Wall alongside the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Boston label Exploding In Sound Records. Thirty-one bands played two stages, from established names like Speedy Ortiz, Alex G, JEFF The Brotherhood, and Pity Sex to breakthrough acts like Wand, Girlpool, Dirty Dishes, and Krill. New Orleans’ Caddywhompus kicked… More »

By: Stereogum / March 21, 2015 - 2:18 pm

Watch Dan Deacon & Matmos’ M.C. Schmidt In Adult Swim’s Unedited Footage Of A Bear Infomercial

If you ever notice that Adult Swim has something listed only as “infomercial” airing around 4AM, there’s a strong chance you should stay up and tune in, just to see what happens. That’s how the network first aired Too Many Cooks, the incredibly bizarre satirical hallucination that recently went viral. And now the network ha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 18, 2014 - 11:54 am

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – “Televan” Video

If you’ve ever been to one of Ed Schrader’s shows, right away you know two important things about the guy. 1: He is an incredibly nice, funny, and warm person. 2: When he’s in the zone playing, he looks overwhelmingly intimidating. You see that in glimpses in Justin Barnes’ video for “Televan,” another one of… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 5, 2014 - 4:20 pm

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – “Laughing” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat just finished tearing it up as Future Islands’ opener, and today they put out Party Jail, the follow up to their incendiary debut, Jazz Mind, after a series of great singles including “Pantomime Jack,” “Televan,” and “Pink Moons.” To mark that release the band enlisted Dylan Going to make a video… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 20, 2014 - 12:09 pm

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – “Pink Moons”

One of the many reasons why Ed Schrader’s Music Beat (a Band To Watch) remains one of the most exciting live acts around (and a perfect opener for Future Islands on their current tour) is how easily the singer/drummer (along with bassist Devlin Rice) can shift from the sort of body-crushing songs that inspire mosh… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 8, 2014 - 5:35 pm

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – “Televan”

Armed with just a single drum, a mic, and a very funny bassist, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat is simply one of the most intense live bands you can see today, and probably the only band that could be opening for Future Islands right now and more than hold their own. When I saw Schrader playMore »

By: Miles Bowe / April 10, 2014 - 5:52 pm

Future Islands, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat @ Doug Fir Lounge, Portland 4/5/14

Future Islands got everyone’s attention this year through their triumphant Letterman performance and became the band to see at SXSW. But the fact is that the Baltimore band has been building a cult following through their live shows and albums for roughly half a decade. On their current tour for Album Of The Week pick… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 7, 2014 - 1:55 pm

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – “Pantomime Jack”

Back in 2012, we made Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, an intense and minimal Baltimore postpunk duo, a Band To Watch. The band’s new single “Pantomime Jack” is a strong indicator of why you should be paying attention to them, even despite that band name. It’s a two-minute banger that moves from sinister throb to assaultive… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 28, 2014 - 1:37 pm

Boston Hassle Fest 5 In Words And Photos

This all feels like a milestone, Dan Shea tells me. We’re sitting in a back room of the Elk’s Lodge basement, a dungeon-esque place with low ceilings and lower lighting. We’re surrounded by stacks of instruments, and people are coming through, running questions by Shea, while an artist works through a solo sax performance nearby… More »

By: Miles Bowe / November 11, 2013 - 2:26 pm

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – “Radio Eyes” Video

Last year, we made the terse Baltimore postpunk duo Ed Schrader’s Music Beat a Band To Watch. This year, they contributed a song to Sub Pop’s Sub Pop 1000 compilation. And now they’ve got a video for that song, “Radio Eyes.” In the clip, the band’s two members occupy some sort of hellish academic realm,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 13, 2013 - 12:27 pm

Band To Watch: Ed Schrader’s Music Beat

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat are a two-piece band from Baltimore who play elemental, stripped-down postpunk, and who find a surprising amount of variation in that description. Frontman Schrader sings while banging on a rudimentary drum kit — one he plays standing up — and a metronomic rhythmic pulse is just about the only connecting thread… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 6, 2012 - 2:48 pm