This one’s for you night owls, you city slickers.
Dan BoecknerÂ (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs) has still got that fire, that junky itch, that sweltering hunger for creatingÂ and organizing pop structured sonic thumpings. Boeckner has teamed up with Sam Brown (New Bomb Turks) and (Macedonian/Californian musicianÂ Devojka who’s got a bit of her own gothwave brewing (https://bit.ly/1F9apiV). Gone are the days where Beockner was cut from the same cloth as Frog Eyes, and into his own he’s become. Operators offer up a devilishly confident electronic rock record in EP1 whileÂ flirting with the brash elements that 80s new wave had to offer.
EP1 was released by modern cult label Last Gang Records on half red & half black wax and limited to 500 copies. With new material being released via digital and being played live we’re probably closer rather than further from a full length release from the Boeckner led Operators. Check out the EP, KEXP, Q on CBC performance and see where the bands direction is headed with their latest single, “Ecstasy in my House.”
Back Cover Via Discogs.Com
*As this was written LGR has informedÂ me there are only 24 copies left!
**Special thanks toÂ Gregory Van Bastelaar @ LGRÂ for the deets!
***This record is readily available to ship!
****Album is priced $16 CAD
Operators is Dan Boecknerâ€™s (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits) brand new analog/electronic/dance project, and we are excited to announce the release of their debut offering, EP1: an upbeat, aggressively melodic collection of synth driven pop songs. The EP will be out this Tuesday, August 5th, and they have released the first track from the EP â€śTrueâ€ť.
Dan Boeckner has shown his diverse musical taste over the years; consequently, his decision to focus his attention on a new, electronic dance project shouldnâ€™t be surprising as it feels like nothing more than a natural progression from the first synth he bought for the debut Wolf Parade EP, to the primarily stark, digital sounds of Handsome Furs, and now the organic, melted, deeply dance driven Operators. Recorded at Montrealâ€™s Hotel2Tango, the five track EP1 features â€śTrueâ€ť and four other new tracks, functioning as the bandâ€™s defacto mission statement.
Consequence of Sound praised â€śTrueâ€ť, noting â€śBoeckner emphatically swoons about â€śone true loveâ€ť over an â€™80s-indebted backdrop of shimmering synths and booming bass. Infectious and danceable, â€śTrueâ€ť is New Wave for 2014.â€ť
Even before releasing any music, Operators played a handful of shows showcasing all previously unheard songs. This included Toronto Music Week in June, where the band (who had released no music and posted no information about themselves online) sold out a three night residency at the Silver Dollar Room. Huffington Post remarked the band was â€śan electronic rock group so good that first night I went and saw them again the next two nights, too.â€ť Noisey was there too, saying â€śThe performance wasnâ€™t just energetic, it was freneticâ€¦Operatorsâ€™ music is all hooksâ€”itâ€™s dance pop. Itâ€™s direct, itâ€™s immediately accessibleâ€¦â€ť
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