Ed Schrader’s Music Beat with The Slippery Lips
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
In 2009, Ed Schrader started his solo career playing shows with just himself and a drum. He released a solo album, The Choir Inside, in which all the songs had just Schrader’s voice and a floor tom in them. After touring for a while on his own in 2010, Ed asked Devlin Rice to join him. Now, Ed plays drums and Devlin plays bass.
In 2012, Jazz Mind was released on Load Records and Upset the Rhythm. Joe Hemmerling from Tiny Mix Tapes called it “one of the oddest albums to land on my desk this year” and “a tasty little album.” The duo went on the “Because Home Sucks, and Everywhere Else Is the Same” a.k.a. “Jazz Mind Nation” tour with Lord Grunge, Psychedelic Horseshit, Wet Hair and Bubbly Mommy Gun in support ofJazz Mind. Their second U.S tour: “Would You Make Us the Happiest Band in the World!” North American Dumber Tour started in Richmond, Virginia at Strange Matter and ended in Cleveland, Ohio at Now That’s Class. In October 2012, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat had their first European tour traveling to London, Manchester and Paris. In the beginning of 2013, the duo toured New England. They put on the Ed Schrader Show at the Metro Gallery with guests special guests MATMOS and DDM.
Two years later, the duo signed to Infinity Cat Recordings, citing the independent label’s “ethics and approach” as a good fit for the band. Party Jail—their first album on their new label—was streamed in full onSpin Magazine before its release and described as “a brassy adventure in minimalism.” The duo opened for Future Islands on their 2014 U.S and European tour with Wye Oak before going on their own headlining tour. The first single “Televan” debuted on Spin Magazine, who wrote that “a minute-and-a-half’s worth of irresistible, in-your-face post-punk in its stead.”. The song reached over 100,000 plays in the first 24 hours of being posted. A music video for “Televan” followed soon after. The Washington Post named “Radio Eyes,” another single from Party Jail, one of their top singles of 2014. Impose Magazinenamed Party Jail one of the best albums of 2014, saying “In this short period of time [thirteen songs/twenty-six minutes], it courses through many dualities with ease, crafting little utopias and then directly following them with dystopian realizations.”
In July 2014, “Laughing,” a 7″ which contains a previously unreleased B-side track called “Bedouin Tramps” was released on Infinity Cat Recordings. It has an “off-kilter propulsive beat” that “will make you want to get all sweaty and bust a move in someone’s basement party.” After its release, the duo toured the East Coast with Chain and the Gang. They also toured with What Cheer?, Brigade, Dope Body, andSex Jams.
In September 2014, the Baltimore City Paper voted them as the Best Band in Baltimore.
Read full review from Tiny Mix Tapes: http://www.
Check out the official music video for “Radio Eyes”: http://youtu.be/
About THE SLIPPERY LIPS:
The beloved Cincinnati garage punk quartet, The Slippery Lips, bring the ferocious energy of a monster truck rally, with the kind of “fuck it all” attitude that will leave you somewhere between the best blackout of your life and wondering how long it’s been since you called your mom.
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