The Black Dice cofounder's double-vinyl LP is out in September.
Goofballs was recorded in Palma, Spain, where the formerly New York-based artist now lives. The label describes the album—his second of the year following Courtesy, Professionalism, Respect, which came out on L.I.E.S.—as having "playful melodies, earworm hooks and vocals mixed with trademark machine funk rhythms."
It was made, says Copeland, using a "very minimal gear setup: '90s drum machine, cheap bass machine and a sampler. But most important was a homemade 'drum brain' that [Barry London] custom made for me... That piece of gear was a big part of this record and informed the direction it took the most." Copeland is a founding member of the experimental rock and electronic act Black Dice, whose last record, released last year, was a 12-inch for L.I.E.S. called Big Deal.
Listen to album track "Neckbone."
03 Disco Ball
04 Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo
05 Mixer Shredder
06 Close Encounters
08 Doo Whatcha Wah Wah
DFA will release Goofballs on September 22nd, 2017.