Eric Copeland’s new album Black Bubblegum is set for release on July 8th via DFA Records. Recorded at the old Black Dice practice space in Brooklyn, the album sees Copeland move away from his trademark version of psychedelic dub, placing an emphasis on creating strange and fantastical pop. He exchanged sample-driven tech hardware for keyboards, guitars, and effect pedals – embracing a new sound that is oddly easy to digest despite its rejection of melody in favour of discord and dissonance.
Today, Copeland shares new single “Rip It” anticipation of album release exclusively with FACT and describes his inspiration for the avant jam thusly: ”What can i say? Speed writing in reggae presets meets trashed gear pile-up in a rent-free basement, a little blurry around the edges, pictures of Jerry [Garcia’s] first, all finished before I started…”