Stereogum’s 90 Favorite Songs Of 2018

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Each December, in an effort to celebrate outstanding achievements and commemorate The Year That Was, the pop culture media industrial complex foists lots of lists upon the world. We here at Stereogum are party to that deluge; we shared our collective conclusions about 2018’s best albums a week ago and have been More »

Watch Ed Schrader’s Music Beat Play 3 Riddles Songs In Their Goofy Stereogum Session

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Baltimore duo Ed Schrader’s Music Beat released their excellent third album, Riddles, last month, and they’ve been bopping around North America over the past few weeks on tour. They have a handful of shows left before heading to Europe next month, but before they play those, they stopped by our NYC offices to perform a … More »

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – “Riddles” Video

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Last week, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat released their third album, Riddles. It’s a big leap for the Baltimore duo, not exclusively because Dan Deacon produced it, though the fellow Charm City mainstay certainly helped unlock some of the complex melodies and epic scope that were always lurking in the background of their music. Today, the … More »

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – “Seagull”

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In a couple weeks, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat are releasing their new Dan Deacon-produced album, Riddles. We’ve heard “Dunce” and the title track from it already, and today the Baltimore duo are unveiling its next single, “Seagull.” It begins with some finger-snapping and a lounge-y bass line, but discreetly builds into a discordant … More »

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – “Riddles”

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Earlier this month, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat announced a new Dan Deacon-produced album, Riddles, with “Dunce” (which made our best songs of the week list), and today they’re sharing the title track from that album, “Riddles.” It’s a kinetic bubble, with a plinking of keys and a persistent drum beat that weighs down … More »

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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Oh boy, if you thought 2018 would be any better than 2017, hopefully the first proper work week of the year dispelled you of those illusions. A lot of bad things happened this week — Jack White’s new songs, for example — but there were some good mixed in there too. We cemented More »

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – “Dunce” Video (Prod. Dan Deacon)

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It’s been four years since local Baltimore heroes and Band To Watch alums Ed Schrader’s Music Beat released their last full-length, 2014’s Party Jail, but today the duo has announced that their third album will come out in March. It’s called Riddles, and they got their friend and fellow Baltimorean Dan Deacon to … More »