Ed Schrader’s Music Beat announce new, Dan Deacon-produced album, Riddles

Watch the video for lead single, "Dunce", plus see the band's upcoming tour dates


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    Baltimore’s Ed Schrader’s Music Beat are back with their follow-up to 2014’s Party Jail. It’s called Riddles and is the post-punk duo’s debut album on Carpark Records.

    For their third LP, Ed Schrader and Devlin Rice teamed with electronic artist Dan Deacon, who produced, arranged and co-wrote the entire release. They spent two years in total pushing their sound into the art-rock and alt-rock genres, pouring out emotions from their recent major life changes. Schrader lost his stepfather, while Rice watched his brother die of a terminal illness, and Deacon’s longest relationship came to an end.

    “For me, the album parallels feelings of confronting the past, resolving it, facing the music, and blasting out of it,” Schrader shared through a press statement. “It’s the album our hearts wanted us to make.”


    Riddles arrives on March 2nd. Physical pre-orders are currently available here. Some bundles include Ed Schrader’s Music Beans, bags of coffee roasted by ESMB’s resident coffee connoisseur Devlin Rice.

    To preview the release, ESMB has shared the propulsive lead single “Dunce” and its cinematic music video. Check it out below.

    Riddles Artwork:

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    Riddles Tracklist:
    01. Dunce
    02. Seagull
    03. Riddles
    04. Dizzy Devil
    05. Wave To The Water
    06. Rust
    07. Kid Radium
    08. Humbucker Blues
    09. Tom
    10. Culebra


    ESMB will tour North America behind Riddles starting with a hometown Baltimore show on March 1st and continue through mid-April, including several shows at South by Southwest. Check out the complete schedule below.

    Ed Schrader’s Music Beat 2018 Tour Dates:
    03/01 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
    03/03 – Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong
    03/04 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings
    03/05 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
    03/06 – Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
    03/07 – Nashville, TN @ DRKMTTR
    03/09 – Atlanta, GA @ Mammal Gallery
    03/12 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown
    03/13 – Dallas, TX @ Transit Bicycle Company
    03/14 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
    03/15 – Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
    03/16 – Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
    03/17 – Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
    03/18 – Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
    03/19 – Hot Springs, AK @ VOV Fest
    03/20 – Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
    03/23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
    03/24 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest
    03/26 – Reno, NV @ Holland Project
    03/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon
    03/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Make Out Room
    03/31 – Portland, OR @ The Know
    04/04 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag Records
    04/05 – Minneapolis, MN @ Kitty Cat Klub
    04/06 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
    04/07 – Milwaukee, WI @ Quarters Rock N Roll Palace
    04/08 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
    04/10 – Toronto, ON @ Baby G
    04/11 – Winooski, VT @ Monkey House
    04/12 – Providence, RI @ AS220
    04/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right

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