Ed Schrader’s Music Beat ‘Party Jail’ Album Review

By on May 24, 2014

Ed_Schraders_Music_Beat_-_Party_Jail_-_Hi_Res_Cover_1024x1024Ed Schrader’s Music Box Party Jail

Release Date: May 20, 2014

Label: Load Records

HHM Rating

[xrr rating= 8/10]

In a world hypnotized by radio friendly pop punk money makers, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat is a chaotic reminder of what real punk music sounds like. Ed Schrader and Devlin Rice are minimalist with a loud vision. To be honest, when I heard the first track on the album “Pantomine Jack”, I thought “this is what Nine Inch Nails would have sounded like if Trent Reznor would have been too poor to buy a computer”. But then the more I listened to it, there is really no comparison at all. So after that initial nut kick of a mistake, I listened to the album twice and had a whole other thought.

Being a duo these days is nothing new these days. It’s what you can make with what you got that is the big deal. With the in your face vocals and simplistic guitar riffs, the journey you take while listening to Party Jail is not only a loud one, but a short one. A controlled chaos that pulls you in. Sometimes the vocals are something to be desired, the point is always well taken.

“Clock Weather” is one of the highlights on the album for me. It almost reminds me of early Misfits/Ramones. All in all, the album is a punk album. If you feel like throwing things for no reason, this album would be a great soundtrack to such events. Don’t look for much diversity. Ed Schrader’s Music Beat will not be pleasing to everyone. But those who do enjoy real punk, will appreciate Party Jail for what it is.

Review by Chris Axe HHM

Party Jail Track Listing

1. Pantomime Jack

2. Pink Moons

3. Emperor’s New Chair

4. Televan

5. Clock Weather

6. Radio Eyes

7. Cold Right Hand

8. No Fascination

9. Laughing

10. Signs

11. Desire Post

12. Pilot

13. Weekend Train

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