Within the new Gillian Waldo-direct music video for “This Thirst,” delirium units in as Ed Schrader and bassist Devlin Rice work the graveyard shift at a ’50s diner. It’s a bit like if Huge Al from Completely happy Days did a bunch of medication after the children went dwelling. “Who’s stationed within the visitor home?” Schrader sings with the eyes of a lunatic. “Switched your lock and offered the important thing.”
“This Thirst” and “Berliner” are the primary glimpses of Nightclub Daydreaming. The fourth album by art-punk duo Ed Schrader’s Music Beat arrives March 25 by way of Carpark Data and it provides solutions to questions no one has ever thought to ask. Like, what if David Bowie had been hooked on coke in Baltimore as a substitute of in Los Angeles?
Daydreaming is their first since their lush 2018 breakthrough Riddles. Schrader and Rice stated they aimed to make this follow-up a “enjoyable, danceable” document. However the pandemic, then private tragedy, acquired in the best way. As Rice put it in a press release: “the cave adopted us into the discotheque.”
In October 2020, their good friend and former VideoHippos drummer Kevin O’Meara went lacking and was ultimately discovered lifeless. O’Meara helped Schrader and Rice road-test “The Thirst” and different new songs whereas they opened for Dan Deacon’s tour proper earlier than the pandemic. Deacon wrote a poetic and transferring tribute to O’Meara on his Instagram.
Based on Schrader, the album was all the time about alienation and “mad euphoria within the face of doom.” However the lack of O’Meara brings a dimension of ache, and new emotional territory, to Schrader and Rice’s primal sound.
Ed Schrader’s Music Beat introduced a U.S. tour that begins in Richmond, Virginia on March 9, and ends of their dwelling metropolis of Baltimore on April 30 at Ottobar. The complete listing of dates is on the band’s web site.
Ed Schrader’s Music Beat Nightclub Daydreaming Monitor Listing:
1. “Pony In The Evening”
2. “This Thirst”
3. “Eutaw Strut”
4. “European Moons”
6. “Black Pearl”
7. “Echo Base”
10. “Kensington Gore”