Published Jan 22, 2014Though reunited Floridian sludge-pop practitioners Floor have a reissue of their 2002 self-titled LP hitting stores early next month, the even bigger news this year is that the act will be delivering their first proper full-length in over 10 years shortly thereafter. Titled Oblation, the album arrives April 29 in North America through Season of Mist.
Very little beyond the title and due date has been revealed so far, but a press release confirms that the new album's tracklisting will include the recently premiered "The Ladder," which first appeared on a flexi disc included with an issue of Decibel Magazine. You can stream the song over here.
While Floor delivered Dove posthumously in 2004, those recordings date back to 1994, meaning this will be the first proper album from the lineup of guitarist Steve Brooks (later of Torche fame), bassist Anthony Vialon and drummer Henry Wilson since 2002's self-titled set.
As for that vinyl repress, the deluxe edition comes with a bonus 7-inch of material featuring three outtakes recorded during the album sessions, is packaged in a gatefold jacket, and includes an article on the album taken from Decibel. Robotic Empire is taking orders for the reissue now and will have it in stores by February 4.
Read an interview with Vialon about the band's new album here.