Start Again

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A highlight of my blur of a week here was catching the explosive set Operators gave us for Festival Music House monday night.  Dan Boeckner’s (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits) analog/electronic/dance project had everyone in Adelaide Hall bopping around in some sort of fashion, yelling “one. one. one” over and over again and absorbing all these news songs off the bands’ debut EP “EP1”.  Today, the band put up another one of the “aggressively melodic collection of synth driven pop songs” to their soundcloud page, the instantly catchy “Start Again”.

The band (Boeckner with keyboardist/vocalist Devojka and drummer Sam Brown) has been tearing across North America, supporting Future Islands along with their own headlining gigs.  They’ll visit Central Parks Summerstage on September 9th, opening for Spoon (including fellow Divine Fits bandmates Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel), as well as playing newly announced dates with Zola Jesus in SF on October 8th and a their own show at The Echo in LA on October 9th.  Full dates below.

Operators on tour:

9/10 — NYC — Central Park Summerstage*
9/11 — Pittsburgh, PA — Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead*
9/13 — Hamilton, ON — James Street North Supercrawl
10/8 — San Francisco, CA — Bimbo’s 365 Club ^
10/9 — Los Angeles, CA — The Echo
10/23 — Halifix, NS — The Marquee Club
11/2 – Hamburg, GER — Uebel & Gefärlich*
11/3 – Berlin, GER — Monarch
11/4 – Cologne, GER — Luxor*
11/5 – Prague, CZ — Podnik
11/6 – Vienna, AUS — Heuer Am Karlsplatz
11/7 – Bergen, NOR — Landmark
11/8 – Helsinki, FIN — Kuudes Linja
* w/ Spoon
^ w/ Zola Jesus