Operators Announce “EP1” Out 8/5, Tour with Future Islands

Operators Announce New EP
Operators Announce New EP

 Operators is Dan Boeckner’s (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits) brand new analog/electronic/dance project, and has announce thed 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.

Dan Boeckner has shown his diverse musical taste over the years; consequently, his decision to focus his attention on a new, electronic dance project shouldn’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 Montreal’s Hotel2Tango, the five track EP1 features “True” and four other new tracks, functioning as the band’s defacto mission statement.

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.

The band’s proper North American live debuts will happen courtesy of a largely sold out tour starting August 7 supporting Baltimore’s Future Islands, followed by headline performances of their own.

Operators on tour:

8/2 — Happy Valley, OR — Pickathon

8/3 — Happy Valley, OR — Pickathon

8/4 — Seattle, WA — Barboza

8/7 — Brooklyn, NY — House of Vans*

8/8 — Milvale, PA — Mr. Small’s Theatre*

8/9 — Indianapolis, IN — The Vogue*

8/10 — Milwaukee, WI — Turner Hall*

8/11 — Sioux Falls, SD — Icon Lounge*

8/12 — Fort Collins, CO — Aggie Theater*

8/13 — Salt Lake City, UT — Kilby Court

8/15 — Boise, ID — Egyptian Theatre*

8/16 — Portland, OR — Doug Fir Lounge*

8/18 — Sacramento, CA — Harlow’s*

8/19 — Fresno, CA — Star Palace at Warnors Theatre*

8/20 — Los Angeles, CA — The Fonda Theatre*

8/21 — Los Angeles, CA — The Fonda Theatre*

8/22 — San Diego, CA — Irenic*

8/24 — Phoenix, AZ — The Crescent ballroom

8/25 — Tucson, AZ — 191 Toole*

8/27 — Denver, CO — Gothic Theatre*

8/28 — Omaha, NE — The Waiting Room*

8/29 — Des Moines, IA — Wooly’s*

8/30 — Chicago, IL — Schuba’s^

8/31 — Columbus, OH — The Big Bang*

9/2 — Montreal, QC — La Tulipe*

9/3 — South Burlington, VT — Higher Ground Ballroom*

9/4 — Portland, ME — Port City Music Hall*

9/7 — Toronto, ON — Horseshoe Tavern

9/13 — Hamilton, ON — James Street North Supercrawl

10/23 — Halifix, NS — The Marquee Club

* with Future Islands

^ with Tweens


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