Dig into this week’s Saturday Alternative playlist! The Fitting Room album was Riddles by Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, out now on Carpark Records.

It goes without saying, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat has evolved over the years. The Baltimore artist began on his own before bassist Devlin Rice came on board to fill out the sound and add some low end to the intense pulse of Ed and his floor tom. Jump ahead a few years, and the duo were ready to inject new layers of depth into to what they were doing. That’s when they decided to team up with fellow Baltimore artist – acclaimed experimental electronic musician and party starter – Dan Deacon. With Dan now in the mix as co-producer and co-writer for their new album, Riddles, their music has taken on a whole new life without losing an ounce of the energy, passion, and trance-inducing rhythmic intensity that’s made Ed Schrader’s Music Beat one of Baltimore’s most exciting bands.

—hour 1—

MDM – Jo Passed – Their Prime

Follow Me – The Shacks – Haze

The Wandering Star – Saintseneca

Wonderful Life – Lo Moon – Lo Moon 

Cry! – Caroline Rose – LONER 

Shake Your Heel (feat. Tristen) – Steelism

Little Dark Age – MGMT – Little Dark Age 

Big Cloud – Wavves & Culture Abuse

Fanny Dog – Ty Segall – Freedom’s Goblin 

Hallelujah (So Low) – Editors – Violence

Twentytwo – Sunflower Bean – Twentytwo in Blue

—hour 2—

Nightclub – The Vaccines – Combat Sports 

Can’t Hold On – The Black Lips – Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art? 

The Gift – Wand – Perfume 

Muted Beatings – Albert Hammond Jr. – Francis Trouble

Valley Boy – Wolf Parade

Cold As Ice – Bekon – Get With The Times 

Alwa – Imarhan – Temet

Bad Luck Again – The Rural Alberta Advantage – The Wild 

Montero Airlines – Montero – Performer 

Blizzard of ’77 – Manchester Orchestra – Standing at the Gates: The Songs of Nada Surf’s Let Go 

Way We Won’t – Grandaddy – Last Place 

—hour 3—

Trouble – Frankie Rose – Cage Tropical 

Modern Music – Dick Stusso – In Heaven 

Shine – SIMO – Rise & Shine 

Sick In Bed – The Moondoggies – A Love Sleeps Deep


Riddles – Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – Riddles

Dizzy Devil – Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – Riddles

Rust – Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – Riddles

My Boy (Twin Fantasy) – Car Seat Headrest – Twin Fantasy 

Andromeda (feat. D.R.A.M.) – Gorillaz – Humanz 

Make Me Feel – Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer

Corporation – Jack White – Boarding House Reach

Fields – Spirit Award – Neverending