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Altmusic Presents: Eric Copeland (Black Dice) NZ Tour

Altmusic Presents: Eric Copeland (Black Dice) NZ Tour

Tuesday 20th September, 2011 4:21PM

Last month Black Dice announced their first ever and only NZ show  to take place in Auckland next month. Now there is more good news, especially for the other regions of the country as the Audio Foundation announce they'll be touring founding member Eric Copeland solo across the country as part of the Altmusic 2011 series.

Here are the dates and supports, tickets on sale tomorrow morning from here at UTR.

Wed 12 October - Auckland - Audio Foundation HQ 
with: Seth Frightening
Thur 13 October - Wellington - Happy 
with: Orchestra Of Spheres and Droszkhi
Fri 14 October - Dunedin - Chicks Hotel 
with: Empirical and Eye
Sat 15 October - Christchurch - The Archive 
with: Bastardwisher

Here is a video for "Fun Dink Death" released as a 7" last year.

Press Release:

Altmusic is proud to present Eric Copeland as part of Altmusic's programme of exciting & innovative international musicians touring New Zealand in 2011.

Well known as a member of Providence noiseniks Black Dice and sonic travellers Terrestrial Tones (with Avey Tare from Animal Collective), Eric Copeland’s solo work has carved its own path in hypnogogic sonic navigation. Copeland collages his fuzzy pop nuggets from out-of-kilter thrift-store loops and electronic scratch ’n’ sniff - constructing a compelling sound-world that’s both catchy and exploratory.

“While both he and Black Dice employ dragnet sound collages and splattered sampling, Eric Copeland's solo material emphasizes destroyed rhythms and mechanical atmosphere. The end result is a vague and wholly fucked version of dance music.“ - Altered Zones

“Copeland is a pop idiot savant let loose in the mad scientific library of a Smile-era Brian Wilson.“ – Guardian

Currently based in New York, Black Dice have been key figures in the distinctly flavoured psychedelic audio/visual culture emanating from Providence Rhode Island since forming in 1997 - releasing their sounds via Astralwerks, Paw Tracks and DFA. With Black Dice Copeland has collaborated with Wolf Eyes and forms half of the duo Terrestrial Tones. Releasing solo works via Paw Tracks and Escho Records since 2003, Copeland’s acclaimed releases include the Hermaphodite, Alien In A Garbage Dump, Strange Days and Waco Taco Combo albums. He was recently selected by Animal Collective to perform at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival in May 2011.

Tour dates as follows:

12 October 2011 - Auckland - Audio Foundation HQ 
with: Seth Frightening
13 October 2011 - Wellington - Happy 
with: Orchestra Of Spheres and Droszkhi
14 October 2011 - Dunedin - Chicks Hotel 
with: Empirical and Eye
15 October 2011 - Christchurch - The Archive 
with: Bastardwisher





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