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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Operators EP1 now on colored vinyl!

Monday January 12th 2015, 4:29 pm
Filed under: Dan Boeckner,News,Operators

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You can now purchase EP 1 on colored vinyl from the
Operators online store!!!

All purchases come with high quality digital download.

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Happy New Year!

Thursday January 01st 2015, 4:31 pm
Filed under: Dan Boeckner,News,Operators

2015 is going to be amazing! It’s the 10 year anniversary of the release of ‘Apologies to the Queen Mary’, and in leading up to September 27th I’ll be looking back and celebrating.

Operators are starting 2015 off right with lotts of tour dates, including support slots with both Future Islands and The New Pornographers. You can read some recent interviews with Dan over at Diffuser.FM and Huffington Post Canada.

01-05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
01-06 – Boston, MA @ Royale*
01-07 – Boston, MA @ Royale*
01-08 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *
01-09 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *
01-10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer*
01-11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
01-12 – Washington, DC @ DC9
01-14 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s – Tomorrow Never Knows Festival
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+

* w/ Future Islands
+ w/ The New Pornographers

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Holiday Merch Sale!!

Wednesday November 12th 2014, 10:45 am
Filed under: Handsome Furs,News,Wolf Parade

T-Shirts   Wolf Parade Online Store

The folks at the CBP are having a sale on Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs merch!!

Store wide discounts at each store for 30% OFF between November 18th-December 8th. Promo will begin around noon of the 18th. No code is required as they’ll apply discount slashes directly to the store products.

http://www.wolfparrade.com
http://store.wolfparade.com
http://handsomefursstore.com

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New Moonface dates

Saturday October 11th 2014, 6:24 am
Filed under: News

Spencer just posted brand new European and Canadian dates:

A few more piano shows… probably the last ones, for a while at least.
Also, to anyone who has sent me comments / questions on tumblr: Thank you. I have read them. If I haven’t answered, I will. I just need to sit still for a minute. I will.
15-OCT – Nochtspeicher, Hamburg (DE)

http://www.ticketmaster.de/event/106265?camefrom=de_va_04448

16-OCT – Franzis, Wetzlar (DE)

http://www.franzis-wetzlar.de/Tickets/tickets.html

17-OCT – Schauspiel Theatre, Leipzig (DE)

http://www.schauspiel-leipzig.de/service/kartenabos/informationen/

18-OCT – Podnik, Prague (CZ)

https://www.facebook.com/podnik1

19-OCT – Steirischer Herbst, Graz (AT)

http://www.steirischerherbst.at/2014/english/program/61-moonface.php

22-OCT – Bronson, Ravenna (IT)

https://www.facebook.com/events/569951353106385/

25-OCT – Music Box, Lisbon (PT)

http://www.musicboxlisboa.com/moonface/

28-OCT – Palais Montcalm Maison de la Musique, Quebec City (CA)

https://www.facebook.com/events/722489311132886/?ref=ts&fref=ts

30-OCT – BSOMA School, Ottawa (CA)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1577359255826270/

http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/695057?utm_source=A7

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City Wrecker EP released

Monday September 22nd 2014, 2:43 am
Filed under: Moonface,News,Spencer Krug

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Photo cred: Moonface Tumblr

A most of you already know Spencer Krug’s newest release as Moonface, City Wrecker EP, came out on September 16th. If you haven’t purchased it already head over to the following links:

iTunes
Jagjaguwar/SC Distribution
Paper Bag Records

Check out the following
Consequence of Sound – Review
The Quietus – Interview

No word yet if Spencer plans to tour North America.

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Operators on KEXP, add more tour dates

Wednesday September 10th 2014, 2:46 am
Filed under: Dan Boeckner,News,Operators

9/10 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage w/ Spoon
9/11 – Munhall, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead w/ Spoon
9/13 – Hamilton, ON @ Supercrawl / FREE EVENT
10/8 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club w/ Zola Jesus
10/9 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
10/23 – Halifax, NS @ Halifax Pop Explosion
10/25 – St. John’s NL @ The Ship Inn
11/2 – Hamburg, GER @ Uebel & Gefärlich w/ Spoon
11/3 – Berlin, GER @ Monarch
11/4 – Cologne, GER @ Luxor w/ Spoon
11/5 – Prague, CZ @ Podnik
11/6 – Vienna, AUS @ Heuer Am Karlsplatz
11/7 – Bergen, NOR @ Landmark
11/8 – Helsinki, FIN @ Kuudes Linja

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Moonface to release ‘City Wrecker’ EP

Wednesday September 10th 2014, 2:41 am
Filed under: Moonface,News,Spencer Krug

CITYWRECKER

Moonface is back this September with a new EP called City Wrecker. Preview the new release by watching the a beautiful black and white video directed by rairai.fi below. Get more insight into the album from Spencer Krug himself:

Hello everyone and anyone.

I recently made some more recordings under the name Moonface, which take the form of a 5 song EP called City Wrecker, and run at around half an hour.

City Wrecker is the title track of the ep. I wrote it before Miley Cyrus released “Wrecking Ball”, but I cannot prove it. Oh well. In describing the song (and maybe the whole EP) I would say it’s the aesthetic opposite of “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus, which is not to say that’s a good thing or a bad thing, just an apple for you to hold up beside your orange. Regardless of all that, my friend Eetu, who recorded this EP, still likes to call the song “Wrecking Ball” and to sometimes call me Miley, but that’s okay cuz we’re buddies.

I lived in Finland for a couple of years, but now I live in a little town nestled in the woods of Vancouver Island. This is a recent move, and so City Wrecker represents the last album I completed in Helsinki. Maybe I will go back to that big icy lighthouse, and all the lovely weirdos within I have come to love, one day, but for now I have used it up.

I have a tendency to wreck the places I live. I am a luster scraper; a green grass imaginer. I wreck places emotionally, as in, even though they stay the same objectively, they somehow worsen in my heart. I wreck their meaning, and so ultimately their function. No more crackling inspiration. I waste my own time. I get bored. I turn gardens into dust bowls.

And I am a city wrecker not just for myself, but for those close to me as well, for my wrecking is a quiet and creeping poison that is hard to identify; hard to see coming through my mist of moods. I fuss, and then still am dissatisfied, making my loved ones feel sad and helpless, angry and confused, and perhaps most terribly, responsible. Though of course they are blameIess and magnificent.

I suppose this is why I have moved so many times in my life. It is not a good characteristic, and one I should work toward eradicating from my personality. But having regret is also unhealthy. So, I am Popeye?

Anyway, all of the songs on this ep, in one way or another, are about places. Going in and going out. Regret and hope. The past and the future. Ducking out early from your own farewell party. That’s why it’s called City Wrecker.

-Spencer Krug

CITY WRECKER TRACK LISTING:
1. The Fog
2. City Wrecker
3. Running in Place with Everyone
4. Helsinki Winter 2013
5. Daughter of a Dove

Purchase the EP from
iTunes
Jagjaguwar/SC Distribution
Paper Bag Records

Spencer now has a Tumblr page at:
http://moonfaceofficial.tumblr.com/

This video is mostly a live session, but then I went and added backup vocals to the mix after the session was recorded. I couldn’t help myself. And then the videographers spliced in a bunch of other footage from the session. They are weak like me. So it’s like 75% live session, 25% video. Or some such ratio.

We made this for a song called City Wrecker, which is also the title of a Moonface EP coming out mid-September. The song is featured on the EP, yes, but on the EP it’s a different version; a proper studio version. Maybe it’s slicker. Louder. Slower?

This session was recorded at an old movie theater in Porvoo, Finland, which has now been turned into Magnusborg Studios. The videographers are Ville Malja and Anssi Nordberg, who make up Rairai Collective, based in Helsinki. They had this to say about the session:

“We wanted to build this simple visual world from where the song could rise up. The main thing was to keep the footage authentic and to capture the essence of Moonface telling his touching story with this wrecked angel figure. We tried not to be too modern.”

Tour Dates
09-03 Perfect Sounds Forever Festival – Bergen, NO
09-04 Aarhus Festival – Aarhus, DK
09-05 Jazzhouse – Copenhagen, DK
09-06 Great Wide Open Festival – Vlieland, NL
09-07 Doopgezinde Gemeente Kerk – Haarlem, NL
09-09 Cecil Sharp House – London, UK
09-13 Cultural Factory Korjaamo – Helsinki, FI
09-17 Yuong Yishan – Dongcheng, China
09-19 Mofun Loft – Suzhou, China
09-20 Once More – Changzhou, China
09-21 Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall – Shanghai, China
10-18 Podnik – Prague, CZ
10/19 Steirischer Herbst Festival – Graz, AT

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Operators Merch

Friday August 08th 2014, 1:10 pm
Filed under: Dan Boeckner,News,Operators

operatorsmerch

You can now buy Operators merch through their online store!

http://operators.store-08.com/new/

FYI posters will ship in mid August.

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Operators – EP1 OUT NOW

Tuesday August 05th 2014, 2:06 pm
Filed under: Dan Boeckner,News,Operators

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Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs/Divine Fits member Dan Boeckner’s new band Operators has announced their debut EP, EP1, which will be released on August 5. Listen to the first song, “True”, above.Operators have also announced that they will tour with Future Islands. Check out the dates below. They’ll also perform live on KEXP on August 4.

Get EP 1 directly from the Operators online store

Previously, Operators were filmed performing Wolf Parade’s “This Heart’s on Fire” accompanied by Japandroids live in Toronto earlier this year.

EP1:

01 True
02 Book of Love
03 Cruel
04 Ancient
05 Start Again

Operators:

08-02 Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
08-03 Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
08-04 Seattle, WA – Barboza
08-07 Brooklyn, NY – House of Vans *
08-08 Millvale, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre *
08-09 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue *
08-10 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall *
08-11 Sioux Falls, SD – Icon Lounge *
08-12 Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theater *
08-13 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
08-15 Boise, ID – Egyptian Theatre *
08-18 Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s *
08-19 Fresno, CA – Star Palace at Warnors Theatre *
08-20 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre *
08-21 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre *
08-22 San Diego, CA – Irenic *
08-24 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
08-25 Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole *
08-27 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre *
08-28 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room *
08-29 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s *
08-30 Chicago, IL – Schubas !
08-31 Columbus, OH – The Big Bang *
09-02 Montreal, Quebec – La Tulipe *
09-03 South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom *
09-04 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall *
09-07 Toronto, Ontario – Horseshoe Tavern
09-13 Hamilton, Ontario – James Street North Supercrawl
10-23 Halifax, Nova Scotia – The Marquee Club

* with Future Islands
! with Tweens

– Hyden (late, but I was busy!)

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