On Riddles, their first release for Carpark, Ed Schrader's Music Beat (Ed Schrader & Devlin Rice) begins their new life. In search of a fresh direction, the group invited their close friend, electronic-pop maestro Dan Deacon, to expand their sound and experiment with them as the album's producer, arranger, and co-writer. Working steadily in Dan's studio for two years in total collaboration, the three evolving musicians pushed through an intense period of personal tumult and found purpose in the sounds they were committing to record. The result: a polished and passionate masterpiece of nuanced alt-rock. From driving opening track "Dunce" and the soaring single "Riddles" to the disarmingly gorgeous closer "Culebra," the Music Beat unapologetically channel a personal pantheon of pop and rock Gods while growing into the band – and people – they'd previously kept caged inside.