Floating Points AKA: Sam Shepherd has announced his new EP Kuiper. The album follows last year’s his debut album Elaenia. Due for release on July 22nd via Luaka Bop in the US and Shepherd’s own label PLUTO in the UK, the EP will be available on 12” vinyl as well as digital download. To celebrate the announcement, which comes ahead of his debut North American tour (which begins next week in LA), a live video of “Kuiper” has been shared, which you can check out below.
Shepherd on the release:
“Since starting a band to realise the music from my LP, it has sparked a deep interest in the band itself, and so Kuiper is the result of playing with Leo, Alex and Susumu. Each time we play it, its completely different. We set the scene with electronics, and some drum machines that form the foundation to allow the unfurling of the rest of the track. The version on this EP – believe it or not – was recorded at 8am!
The other side – “For Marmish Part II” – is carbon dated by my singing voice. I can’t get that high anymore! It was recorded way before “For Marmish” on the album but the two tracks happened to be written around the same time.
I want to share them because both sides reflect in two tracks where I was right at the start of the Elaenia project, right up to now post-LP release, playing live and going on the road with a band. I hope, like I feel, people will find a common strand in the hypnotic nature of both tracks.“
4/25 – Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge $
4/26 – Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge $
4/27 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room #
4/28 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst #
4/29 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine #
5/1 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir #
5/3 – Seattle, WA – Neumos #
5/4 – Vancouver, BC – Celebrities #
5/7 – Chicago, IL – Metro
5/10 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club
5/11 – Montreal, QC – Phi Centre
5/12 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
5/13 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg – SOLD OUT
5/15 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
5/17 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
5/19 – Durham, NC – Moogfest 2016
5/22 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Beats Festival @ Centennial Olympic Park
$ w/ Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
# w/ Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids