LISTEN: “Blue Wave” by Operators

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Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits) has recently announced the debut album for his band Operators, titled Blue Wave, out worldwide April 1st on Last Gang Records. We got to hear the first single “Cold Light”, now we can add the “icy soul/kraut rock jam” title track, “Blue Wave”.

Formed in 2013, the band features Boeckner on vocals, guitar, and synths and is joined by New Bomb Turks and Divine Fits drummer Sam Brown and Devojka on analog hardware. Produced by Graham Walsh (METZ, Alvvays, Viet Cong), much of Blue Wave was recorded in a middle of nowhere 1850s-vintage barn in southern Ontario.

Having just wrapped up a Canadian tour, Operators will be on the road this Spring, having previously announced North American dates in March and April, followed by back-to-back nights in Havana, Cuba at La Fábrica de Arte Cubano (F.A.B.).

OPERATORS – 2016 TOUR DATES
3/28 – CHICAGO, IL – SCHUBAS
3/29 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – 7TH ST. ENTRY
3/30 – OMAHA, NE – REVERB LOUNGE
4/01 – DENVER, CO – LOST LAKE LOUNGE
4/03 – SPOKANE, WA – THE BARTLETT
4/04 – SEATTLE, WA – SUNSET TAVERN
4/05 – VANCOUVER, BC – FORTUNE SOUND CLUB
4/06 – PORTLAND, OR – DOUG FIR LOUNGE
4/08 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SOCIAL HALL SF
4/09 – LOS ANGELES, CA – BOOTLEG THEATRE
4/10 – SAN DIEGO, CA – SODA BAR
4/11 – PHOENIX, AZ – VALLEY BAR
4/13 – AUSTIN, TX – THE SIDEWINDER
4/14 – DALLAS, TX – THREE LINKS
4/15 – HOUSTON, TX – THE RAVEN TOWER
4/16 – NEW ORLEANS, LA – GASA GASA
4/17 – ATLANTA, GA – THE EARL
4/19 – WASHINGTON, DC – DC9
4/21 – BROOKLYN, NY – BABY’S ALL RIGHT
4/22 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – BOOT & SADDLE
4/23 – CAMBRIDGE, MA – MIDDLE EAST UPSTAIRS
4/29 – HAVANA, CUBA – FÁBRICA DE ARTE CUBANO (F.A.C.)
4/30 – HAVANA, CUBA – FÁBRICA DE ARTE CUBANO (F.A.C.)