Following last years widely celebrated debut album Elaenia, which landed the #2 spot on our top twenty-five releases of 2015, Sam Shepherd (a.k.a Floating Points) has recently shared the news that fans can expect to hear a new two-track EP from Shepherd and his band, titled Kuiper, on July 22.

Speaking about the new release, Shepherd says:

“Since starting a band to realize 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!”

You can watch a live performance of the EP’s title track in the player above.

Pre-order Kuiper EP here.


A1: Kuiper
A2: For Marmish Part II

North American 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