Duo Ed Schrader's Music Beat will be back with a new album, Riddles, on March 2 via Carpark. His Baltimore neighbor Dan Deacon produced, arranged and co-wrote the album with Ed and bassist Devlin Rice, which has resulted in a bigger, fuller-sounding ESMB. "For me, the album parallels feelings of confronting the past, resolving it, facing the music, and blasting out of it," says Ed. "It’s the album our hearts wanted us to make." You can get a taste right now with the throbbing album-opener, "Dunce." The very cool night-drive music video for the song fits the song to a T and you can watch that, and check out album art and tracklist, below.

Riddles is available for preorder and there's a bundle option for their own signature coffee blend which they call Ed Schrader's Music Beans:

Throughout the process of writing and recording Riddles, coffee was the source of our focus and creativity. Every session would start with a pot, immediately followed by brewing a backup pot...both of which would vanish shortly after it was made. We decided to had to share our recording process muse with you. Ed Schrader's MUSIC BEANS are roasted and packaged by the band at Thread Coffee in Baltimore MD. Devlin has been roasting coffee for 13 years and Ed was practically born with a mug in his hand, so we are confident that Ed Schrader's MUSIC BEANS will be a joy to anyone who loves coffee. Thank you for your support!

Ed Schrader's Music Beat has also announced a tour which includes SXSW and wraps up in Brooklyn at Baby's All Right on April 15 (tickets). All tour dates are listed below.

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Riddles tracklist:
1. Dunce
2. Seagull
3. Riddles
4. Dizzy Devil
5. Wave To The Water
6. Rust
7. Kid Radium
8. Humbucker Blues
9. Tom
10. Culebra

Ed Schrader's Music Beat - 2018 Tour dates
3/1 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
3/3 - Washington, DC@ Comet Ping Pong
3/4 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings
3/5 - Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
3/6 - Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
3/7 - Nashville, TN @ DRKMTTR
3/9 - Atlanta, GA @ Mammal Gallery
3/12 - Houston, TX @ Walter's Downtown
3/13 - Dallas, TX @ Transit Bicycle Company
3/14 - San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
3/15 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/16 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/17 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/18 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/19 - Hot Springs, AK @ VOV Fest
3/20 - Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
3/23 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
3/24 - Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest
3/26 - Reno, NV @ Holland Project
3/28 - Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon
3/29 - San Francisco, CA @ Make Out Room
3/31 - Portland, OR @ The Know
4/4 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag Records
4/5 - Minneapolis, MN @ Kitty Cat Klub
4/6 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
4/7 - Milwaukee, WI @ Quarters Rock N Roll Palace
4/8 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
4/10 - Toronto, ON @ Baby G
4/11 - Winooski, VT @ Monkey House
4/12 - Providence, RI @ AS220
4/15 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right