LA Priest, aka onetime Late of the Pier frontman Sam Estgate, has shared another new song from his forthcoming album, GENE, which was originally scheduled for April but will now be out June 5 via Domino. With that news comes funky, elastic new single “Beginning” and its video featuring Sam trekking across the North Wales while wielding a seven-foot Flying-V guitar. You can watch that below.

GENE, by the way, is also the name of Sam’s custom-built drum machine on which the record was made — it’s also featured on the cover of the album — and you can play around with it too, via an online emulator. LA Priest have also rescheduled their tour for the fall, including North American dates in November, beginning at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right on 11/14. Let’s hope the world’s back to some kind of normal by then. Before that, LA Priest will host a “Live from the Shed” livestream on May 16 at 3 PM Eastern.

All dates are listed below.


GENE tracklist:
Rubber Sky
What Moves
Peace Lily
Open My Eyes
Sudden Thing
What Do You See
Kissing of the Weeds
Black Smoke
Ain’t No Love Affair

LA Priest Tour Dates
May 16 – “Live From The Shed” @ 3pm ET
September 30 – La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
October 1 – Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing, France
October 2 – Rotonde, Brussels, Belgium
October 8 – Headrow House, Leeds, UK
October 9 – Broadcast, Glasgow, UK
October 10 – YES, Manchester, UK
October 12 – Exchange, Bristol, UK
October 13 – Green Door Store, Brighton, UK
October 15 – Oval Space, London, UK
October 17 – The Grand Social, Dublin, Ireland
October 28 – Ubran Spree, Berlin, Germany
October 30 – 31– London Calling Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands
November 14 – Baby’s All Right, New York
November 15 – Empty Bottle, Chicago
November 17 – Barboza, Seattle