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 album, Party Jail, which was released last May. In this video, Ed Schrader and Devlin Rice magically end up trading place a la Freaky Friday. Rice commented that the video is a parody: “The idea was to try and recreate Paul Simon’s whimsical video for ‘Call Me Al,’ except that it would actually be funny.” Watch director Justin Barnes’ re-creation below.
5/13 Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups
5/14 Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
5/15 Chicago, IL @ MAZE
5/16 Milwaukee, WI @ River West Public House
5/20 Denver, CO @ Rhinoceropolis
5/21 Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
5/24 Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
5/26 Reno, NV @ Holland Project
5/27 Oakland, CA @ 1234 Go!
5/28 Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell
5/31 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
6/4 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
6/5 Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
6/6 Baltimore, MD @ Scape Scape Fest
6/8 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
6/9 Washington D.C @ Black Cat
6/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
6/11 Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades W/ PC Worship, Gorilla Toss
6/13 Providence, RI @ Aurora W/ Ski Mask
*More dates TBA
Party Jail is out now via Infinity Cat.