Operators add Toronto show to summer schedule

Wednesday June 17th 2015, 2:35 pm
Filed under: Dan Boeckner,News,Operators

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Operators are adding a one off show in Toronto to their summer tour schedule!

Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Toronto ft. Operators and showcasing Most People, and Wish

Curated by Wavelength

$3 w/ RSVP $10 without

RSVP:
https://www.redbullsoundselect.com/events/2015/07/red-bull-sound-select-presents-toronto

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED TO CAPACITY

19+ doors at 8pm

Join the Conversation:

@RBSoundSelect #SoundSelect #BreakMusic

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Spencer Krug adds summer dates, shares a poem

Monday June 15th 2015, 1:56 pm
Filed under: Moonface,News,Spencer Krug

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Looks like Spencer will be doing a few additional shows this summer! He posted to his facebook page yesterday the additional dates as well as this short poem (that he says is unrelated and was written in 2009):

Standing on a pile of diamonds you’re finally able to see over that totem pole blocking your view of the woods. You see then that all the trees have decided totem pole is the new look and are busy peeling off bark to carve crude face shapes into each others’ sweet green flesh. You make out the bad faces: Face of T-Rex, Face of Racehorse, Face of the A&W Bear, and realize these trees don’t know the right animals. Even the old thick redwoods are gouging wide-eyed into their brothers with long awkward branches; knot-knuckled pine-arms and fur-fingers working Face of Chewbacca into the grain.

Each tree has a true face – just below the lowest bough – which is like a cat face, only less alert. Less aware. You want to shout: No! You look fantastic au naturel! But your mouth is full of the diamonds you’ve been scooping in there while you watch.

New tour dates:

08-27 – Ottawa ON – Pressed
08-30 – Winooski VT – The Monkey House

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Spencer Krug shares some news

Saturday May 16th 2015, 1:45 pm
Filed under: Moonface,News,Spencer Krug

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It’s been some time since Spencer Krug has let his fans know what he’s up to. After starting a Tumblr and Facebook page last year, things went quiet in the Moonface world. Now many months later Spencer has finally posted again giving his dedicated fans so much news. As I posted yesterday, Spencer will be playing some one off shows and festivals this summer. What he reveals in his recent Facebook post is that these shows will also be testing ground for his brand new material which he hasn’t recorded yet!

And that is just one bit of exciting news, the rest of the post is full of information on what Spencer has been up to musically including:

– He’s has been arranging violin parts for the upcoming Frog Eyes record (due out later this year!)

– Siinai and Moonface will probably have a new release out at some point as Spencer has recorded vocals on tracks he had previously recorded with them before he left Helsinki

– This may lead to Siinai/Moonface going back out on tour together

– Spencer has posted a song from the ‘Julia..’ sessions that was never mastered for us to hear

You can read the entire posting on the Moonface Facebook page. Here’s the unreleased track ‘Still a Criminal':

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Operators and Moonface add more shows this summer

Thursday May 14th 2015, 6:15 pm
Filed under: Dan Boeckner,Moonface,News,Operators,Spencer Krug

Looks like this summer is going to be pretty great if you’re a eastern Canadian fan of Operators or Moonface. Both have added a few festivals and one off shows in the area.

It was announced last week that both Operators and Moonface would be performing at this years Wolfe Island Music Festival. The festival, which takes place on Wolfe Island (near Kingston, Ontario), has also been host to both Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs. This will be the first time that Dan and Spencer’s bands will be performing at the same festival. Could an amazing duet be possible? Doubtful, but it’s fun to dream!

Operators upcoming shows
07-13 – Montreal, QC – Festival d’Ete International
07-14 – Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Blues Fest
08-08 – Kingston, ON – Wolfe Island Musicfest
08-14 – Elora, ON – Riverfest

Moonface upcoming shows
07-24 – Guelph ON – Hillside Festival
07-25 – Guelph ON – Hillside Festival
07-26 – Guelph ON – Hillside Festival
08-08 – Kingston ON – Wolfe Island Musicfest
08-26 – Montreal QC – Theatre Fairmount
08-28 – Quebec QC – Le Cercle
08-29 – Portsmouth NH – 3S Artspace

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Dan judging CBC Searchlight 2015 contest

Thursday May 14th 2015, 5:46 pm
Filed under: Dan Boeckner,News

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Although things are kinda quiet in the world of Operators, it seems Dan is as busy as usual. Dan is currently a judge for the annual CBC Searchlight contest along with Jenn Grant and Saukrates. This week the 3 judges were on CBC Radio Q discussing the final 4 picks for the 2015 contest:

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Operators share video for ‘True’

Tuesday April 21st 2015, 2:11 pm
Filed under: Dan Boeckner,News,Operators

Check out the brand new Operators video for ‘True’! Don’t forget to get a copy of their EP 1 here

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News News News

Sunday April 12th 2015, 11:05 am
Filed under: Dan Boeckner,Dante Decaro,News,Operators

So it’s been awhile since we’ve posted an update. Here’s some news:

Operators have been nominated for the 2015 Canadian SirusXM Indie Awards for Electronic Artist or Group of the Year. The awards are handed out on May 9th in Toronto during Canadian Music Week. Congrats to Operators on their nomination!

A little late to mention but the Operators song “True” was featured in the season finale of the HBO series “Girls” that aired on March 22nd. Congrats!!

Operators are set to play Ottawa BluesFest on July 14th!

A few months ago Operators visited Montreal radio station CJLO and performed ‘Cold Light’ and the unreleased ‘I Die’. Check out audio of both songs: http://www.cjlo.com/sessions/operators-live-at-cjlo

Dan Boeckner is set to be a 2015 CBC Music Searchlight judge. Searchlight is “the hunt for Canada’s best new artist”. Searchlight judges will be responsible for selecting five of the 10 national finalists, as well as announcing the final four acts live on Q on CBC Radio ?on May 12. Finally, they’ll crown a winner on Friday, May 15. If you’re Canadian you can check out the 3,000+ entries and vote on them: http://music.cbc.ca/#!/cbcsearchlight/

Not sure how I missed it but Dante Decaro posted a link to a new song of his on his Facebook page. You can listen to ‘On the Loose’ at http://www.killdevilhillsrecords.com/songs. Also we just found this photo he posted from March and it’s making us smile:
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Updates

Wednesday February 18th 2015, 7:59 pm
Filed under: Dan Boeckner,News,Operators,Wolf Parade

As most of you are already aware, Operators had to cut their tour with The New Pornographers short due to visa issues. Hoping to hear new music from them soon. Follow them on twitter ( @operators_band) in the meantime.

Speaking of social media…I’ve decided to start an instagram account for this fan site. Just a place to share photos of Wolf Parade, Operators, Moonface and all the bands that we love! Follow along! Also feel free to DM us photos you’ve taken of these bands and we’ll post them!

Our account is : http://instagram.com/wolfparadefans/

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Operators on CBC Radio Q

Monday February 09th 2015, 3:05 pm
Filed under: Dan Boeckner,News,Operators

Operators are currently on tour supporting The New Pornographers. The tour stopped in Toronto recently and Operators made an appearance on CBC Radio Q to perform Cold Light and True. Check out Cold Light below:

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Operators release new single

Monday January 26th 2015, 1:46 pm
Filed under: Dan Boeckner,News,Operators

Check out the brand new single from Operators, “Ecstasy In My House”. Full length album expected later this year!

Get EP 1 from iTunes or the Operators web store.

Upcoming Tour Dates

01-29 – Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre
01-30 – Vancouver, BC @ The Fox
01-31 – Vancouver, BC @ The Fox
02-04 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre+
02-05 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall+
02-06 – London, ON @ London Music Hall+
02-07 – Guelph, ON @ Hillside Inside+
02-08 – Hamilton, ON @ Molson Canadian Studio+
02-10 – Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre+
02-11 – Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theatre+
02-12 – Baltimore, MD @ The Ram’s Head Live+
02-13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Small’s+
02-14 – Richmond, VA @ The National+
02-15 – Saxapahaw, NC @ The Haw River Ballroom+
02-16 Washington, DC – DC9 *rescheduled, All tickets will be honored from Jan 12th

+ w/ The New Pornographers

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