Floating Points Announces New EP and Shares a Live Video of Title Track 'Kuiper'

"I hope, like I feel, people will find a common strand in the hypnotic nature of both tracks."
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"I hope, like I feel, people will find a common strand in the hypnotic nature of both tracks."

Floating Points, real name Sam Shepherd, has just announced a new EP with a live video of the producer performing the title track. 

Set to be released July 22nd via Luaka Bop, the Kupier EP will feature two new tracks that represent his evolution as an artist since writing, releasing and performing his debut album Elaenia.

Floating Points (photo by Camille Blake)

Floating Points live band performance

Speaking about the new release, Shepherd says:

“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."

Watch the live video for 'Kuiper' and view all of Floating Points’ upcoming tour dates below.

Pre-order Kuiper EP

[photo credit Camille Blake]

Spring 2016 Tour Dates

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