After his album release Black Bubblegum for DFA Records, Black Dice’s Eric Copeland has shared the “Rip It (Professor Jessica Remix)” today. He has also announced North American tour dates with Animal Collective. Black Bubblegum sees Copeland move away from his psychedelic dub sounds, to moving into a whole new experimental pop direction.
For a long time, he considered this collection of songs to be recordings that would never be heard. This invariably influenced certain decisions made during the creation of Black Bubblegum, blessing Copeland with the unique freedom that comes from making music never intended to be heard, let alone released.
Professor Jessica is the Mexico City born DJ-producer previously part of the NAAFI crew creating a danceable & ethereal sound that is, frankly, difficult to explain. Jessica does not like to be “put in a box” or limited. So many changes of label affiliation and identity have occurred in the her musical output. Under the artist name Smurphy, she released the #Geminiss EP on NAAFI, and the critically acclaimed “A Shapeless Pool of Lovely Pale Colours Suspended in the Darkness” LP on Leaving Records. She has now turned her attention elsewhere, departing from real life only to create remixes and free-to-download albums for her admirers. Professor Jessica will continue to contribute meaningful creations in one form or another.
9/20: San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
9/21: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
9/26: Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
9/27: Vancouver @ Vogue Theatre
9/29: Calgary @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
9/30: Edmonton @ Union Hall Night Club
10/2: Fargo, ND @ Sanctuary Events Center
10/3: Sioux Falls, SD @ Orpheum Theatre
10/5: Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
10/6: Morgantown, WV @ Mainstage Morgantown
10/7: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre