Operators head out on East Coast tour, Wolf Parade add more festival dates

Operators heads out this week on their East Coast tour! With sold out shows in Toronto and New York, should be an incredible run of shows.

Wolf Parade have added a few more festival appearances to their upcoming touring schedule. Praying we get a full list of tour dates soon! Can’t wait for LP4 news as well!! Here’s a current list of Wolf Parade’s festival schedule:

04.29 – Fortress Festival – Fort Worth, TX
05.10 – Lawnya Vawnya Festival – St. John’s, NL
05.12 – Shaky Knees Music Festival – Atlanta, GA
05.12 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
05.28 – Boston Calling – Boston, MA
07.07 – Festival D’ete de Québec – Quebec City, QC
07.21 – Capitol Hill Block Party – Seattle, WA


Operators Announce East Coast Tour!

Operators have announced a short East Coast tour before they head over to Barcelona for Primavera Sound.

Here’s the full list of dates and ticketing links:

03.30 – Zaphod Beeblebrox – Ottawa, ON
03.31 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON
04.01 – Bar Le Ritz – Montreal, QC
04.03 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
04.04 – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY
04.05 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
04.06 – The Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
04.07 – Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA
04.08 – Ace of Cups – Columbus, OH
04.13 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
04.14 – The Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY

News Catch Up!

Happy New Year everyone! My apologies for the delay in updates folks. I’ve been on tour since September and just now have a short break.

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Let’s start with Dante Decaro releasing ‘Kill Your Boyfriend’ EP on Last Gang Records. So great to have Dante back making music on his own. For those of you that listened to Johnny and the Moon, this is a step in a new direction for Dante. Really love the added synths and instrumentation. Excited for what comes next!

Tracklist:
01 “Love Like Thieves”
02 “On The Loose”
03 “Rwanda”
04 “Rachel”
05 “Kill Your Boyfriend”

Operators are set to play Primavera Sound festival! May 31st-June 4th. No word yet on which day/stage they’ll be on. Here’s hoping they’ll be more tour dates!

Wolf Parade have been keeping us up todate on social media with the progress of LP4! If you aren’t doing it already, you should follow them on Instagram.

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Here’s a photo from their recent trip to Gabriola Island, BC to record vocals. Prior to this the band was in several other studios including Robert Lang Studios in Seattle and prepping at Tiger Mountain Studio in BC.

There is no set date for release of the record yet, however the band are playing 3 shows in February in BC:

02.23 & 24 – Imperial – Vancouver 
02.25 – Sugar Nightclub – Victoria 

These will be the very first shows for the brand new songs to be heard. Super jealous of anyone going. Hope we get some news of a release date soon.

Wolf Parade will also be playing a bunch of festivals this summer. I’m sure there are more to come, but here’s what’s been announced so far:

03.18 – Pot Of Gold Festival – Phoenix, AZ
05.12-14 – Shaky Knees Music Festival – Atlanta, GA
05.26-28 – Boston Calling – Boston, MA

Hopefully we’ll have more LP4 news soon and more tour dates!!

Operators to release ‘Control’ October 7th

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Operators are set to release a second single, ‘Control’, from their debut album ‘Blue Wave’. The singles is out October 7th and tracklist will include a remix of the track by Odonis Odonis as well as previously unreleased fan favorite tracks ‘I Die’ and ‘System of Touch’.

Control (Single) – Track Listing:
1. Control
2. Control (Odonis Odonis Remix)
3. System Of Touch
4. I Die

Operators also are contributing ‘Shape of Things to Come’ (featuring Meredith Graves of Perfect Pussy) to ‘Taking It To The Heart’, a compilation and charitable project by the Heart and Stroke Foundation to be released on September 30th, 2016. The album is available for pre-order now, and all proceeds of sales will go towards the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Operators heads out on their massive European tour next week!

Moonface cancels dates, Dan on new Preoccupations track, Operators add new dates to Euro Tour

Bunch of news to report. First one being that Spencer has cancelled his Moonface tour for November. He posted a long message on his Facebook page that said :

“At first, they were supposed to be Moonface & Siinai shows, in support of My Best Human Face, but then: Flights! Logistics! Work visas for all those beautiful Finns!
It just wasn’t working…
So then, it was going to be a new idea altogether, a fresh take on some almost as fresh tunes, a sort of… surprise? But then: schedules, bands, boooring stuff…
That wasn’t going to work either.
So now, I’m postponing the whole run until next year. Shucks. Right now I’m thinking March / April, but I’m not positive on the dates yet, so anyone who already bought a ticket will be reimbursed.
And at this point I really don’t know what incarnation of Moonface will be on stage: with Siinai, or as the… surprise? Or something altogether different. I honestly can’t say.
For now, I’ll just say I wouldn’t be doing this if I didn’t think it was necessary. I hate doing it though. I do.”

So here’s hoping we get more dates next year.

In other news, Dan Boeckner has lent his vocals to a track on the new Preoccupations record. The 11 minute track titled ‘Memory’ features Dan at the 4:27 mark.

Our last bit of news has Operators adding two new dates, Barcelona and Lisbon. Here’s the most current list of dates for Operators upcoming European Tour:

09.27 – Bike Zone – Baden, Switzerland
09.28 – Le Romandie – Lausanne, Switzerland
09.30 – Control Club – Bucharest, Romania
10.02 – Dürer Kert – Budapest, Hungary
10.03 – B72 – Vienna, Austria
10.04 – Klub RE – Krakow, Poland
10.05 – Cafe Kulturalna – Warsaw, Poland
10.06 – Fleda – Brno, Czech Republic
10.07 – Meet Factory – Prague, Czech Republic
10.08 – Kino Siska – Ljubljana, Slovenia
10.12 – Atlas – Aarhus, Denmark
10.13 – Loppen – Copenhagen, Denmark
10.14 – Westergermany – Berlin, Germany
10.16 – MOD – Hasselt, Belgium
10.17 – Le Pop-Up Du Label – Paris, France
10.18 – The Lexington – London, UK
10.19 – Botanique – Brussels, Belgium
10.20 – de Gudde Wëllen – Luxembourg, Luxembourg
10.21 – Primavera Club – Barcelona, Spain
10.22 Musicbox – Lisbon, Portugal

Operators set European tour!

Operators are heading to Europe in the fall! Check out the following tour dates, with more to be added. Thanks to John4 from the forum for posting them:

09.27 – Bike Zone – Baden, Switzerland
09.28 – Le Romandie – Lausanne, Switzerland
09.30 – Control Club – Bucharest, Romania
10.02 – Dürer Kert – Budapest, Hungary
10.03 – B72 – Vienna, Austria
10.04 – Klub RE – Krakow, Poland
10.05 – Cafe Kulturalna – Warsaw, Poland
10.06 – Fleda – Brno, Czech Republic
10.07 – Meet Factory – Prague, Czech Republic
10.08 – Kino Siska – Ljubljana, Slovenia
10.12 – Atlas – Aarhus, Denmark
10.13 – Loppen – Copenhagen, Denmark
10.14 – Westergermany – Berlin, Germany
10.16 – MOD – Hasselt, Belgium
10.17 – Le Pop-Up Du Label – Paris, France
10.18 – The Lexington – London, UK
10.19 – Botanique – Brussels, Belgium
10.20 – de Gudde Wëllen – Luxembourg, Luxembourg

A few months of news..

Let’s catch up on the last 2 months shall we?

The biggest news being Wolf Parade began to play live again. Starting with a warm up run on Vancouver Island under the name ‘Del Scorcho’ and then continuing with sold out residency runs in New York City and Toronto.

Oh and somewhere in there they performed on Late Nite with Stephen Colbert and on CBC Radio Q

Then the festival dates began with Northside Festival in Brooklyn, and then the band headed to London for their 2 sold out shows at The Scala.

London was followed by a solo show in Helsinki and 3 festival appearances:  Best Kept Secret Festival, Northside Fest – DK, and Body and Soul Festival. Here’s a stream of their set from Best Kept Secret Festival:

Wolf Parade’s next shows are in July. You can see the full list of dates on the tour page. They’ve added a few additional dates in September with no word of a more proper tour just yet. In fact, it looks like Wolf Parade will likely take a break after those September dates until 2017.

Some interviews with Dan or Spencer from the last few months:
The Skinny
Noisey
CBC Radio 3 Podcast
Pop Matters
Food Republic

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Speaking of Moonface, June 3rd was the release date for ‘My Best Human Face’ the second release with Finnish band Siinai. Congrats to Spencer and Siinai on another amazing record. You can purchase the new record as well as read a long journal post from Spencer about the record here. You can watch the video for ‘Risto’s Riff’ here.

Moonface and Siinai are performing a small set of dates starting tomorrow in Berlin. Check the tour page for full list of dates.

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Operators have been long listed for this year’s Polaris Music Prize! Congrats to them!! The short list will be announced on July 14th!

Check out this full video stream from their performance for KEXP from this past April:

They’ve also added some festival dates this summer and fall including Camp Wavelength in Ontario on August 19th and Rifflandia on Vancouver Island on September 17th.

 

Blue Wave has arrived!

Apologies again for the delay folks! I was on tour and then the site crashed. It was a weird few months. But I’m back now and can finally get caught up, especially with all that’s coming this month!

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Let’s start with a big congrats to Operators on the release of their debut record ‘Blue Wave’! Such an amazing record. Here are some great reviews and interviews:

Pitchfork – Review
Exclaim – Review
KEXP – Review
Consequence of Sound – Review
BrooklynVegan – Review
The NY Observer – Interview
Spin – Interview
Myspace – Interview
Live Nation TV – Interview
Noisey – Interview
The Reader – Interview
Journal Star – Interview
Billboard – Interview

The band followed up the release with a quick 3 week tour that was filled with sold out shows and people losing their minds! Check out some live radio sessions they did along the way as well as photos and reviews from several shows across the tour:

Reviews and Photos
KEXP – Photos from 4/4 show at Sunset Tavern
Review of LA show at Bootleg Bar
Photos from 4/21 show at Baby’s All Right
TheWildHoneyPie – Review and photos from 4/21 show at Baby’s All Right
Photos from 4/19/16 show at DC9
Photos from show at the Middle East

KUTX – Full live session and interview

CPR – Live session and interview

 

Oh and did you download ‘I Die’ for free on Record Store Day??? 

If you forgot well you can still get the track right:  here

News News News

Apologies for the delay in updates! Here is a ton of news:

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Many of you already know Wolf Parade are reissuing ‘Apologies to the Queen Mary’ in deluxe 3xLP format.
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You can pre-order 3 different versions – the $45 bundle comes with this amazing 11’x 11′ silskreend print by Luke Ramsey and a t-shirt.

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Vinyl Details
Re-mastered deluxe edition pressed on 3×12″ colored OR black edition vinyl. Discs 1 and 2 contain re-mastered tracks from Apologies to the Queen Mary. Disc 3 contains re-mastered tracks from the 2003-2005 Wolf Parade EPs.

Ships on or around release date, May 13, 2016.

Apologies to the Queen Mary LP Tracklist
A1) You Are A Runner And I Am My Father’s Son
A2) Modern World
A3) Grounds For Divorce
A4) We Built Another World
B1) Fancy Claps
B2) Same Ghost Every Night
B3) Shine A Light
B4) Dear Sons And Daughters Of Hungry Ghosts
C1) I’ll Believe In Anything
C2) It’s A Cure
D1) Dinner Bells
D2) This Heart’s On Fire

Early EPs Tracklist
A1) Disco Sheets
A2) Lousy Pictures
A3) Modern World
A4) Wits or a Dagger
A5) Secret Knives
A6) Dinner Bells
B1) Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts
B2) We Built Another World
B3) Grounds for Divorce
B4) It’s a Curse
B5) The National People’s Scare
B6) Killing Armies
B7) Snakes on a Ladder (previously unreleased!)

Wolf Parade have also added a bunch of summer festivals as well as headlining shows in Montreal and 2 in Seattle:

05-17 – Bowery Ballroom – NYC
05-18 – Bowery Ballroom – NYC
05-19 – Bowery Ballroom – NYC
05-20 – Bowery Ballroom – NYC
05-21 – Bowery Ballroom – NYC
05-24 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto
05-25 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto
05-26 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto
05-27 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto
05-28 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto
06-09 – Northside Festival – Brooklyn, NY
06-14 – Scala – London
06-15 – Scala – London
06-16 – Tavastia Klub – Helsinki, FI
June 17-19 – Best Kept Secret Festival – Hilvarenbeek, NL
June 17-19 – Northside Festival – Aarhus, Denmark
June 17-19 – Body & Soul Festival – Westmeath, Ireland
July 7-17 – Ottawa Bluesfest – Ottawa, ON
July 7-10 – Gridlock Festival – Halifax, NS
July 22-24 – Way Home Festival – Oro-Medonte, Ontario
07-29 – Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
July 29-31 – Osheaga Festival – Montreal, QC
08-05&06 – Pickathon Festival – Happy Valley, OR

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The Blue Wave tour has begun! Operators played their first show of their spring tour in Chicago last night. Blue Wave will be out officially in just 4 days! I don’t think we’ve posted the tracklist yet:

01) Rome
02) Control
03) Cold Light
04) Mission Creep
05) Blue Wave
06) Shape Of Things
07) Bring Me The Head
08) Nobody
09) Evil
10) Space Needle

Can’t wait until everyone hears this amazing record. Here are some interviews and reviews so far as well as their upcoming tour dates:

Interviews
Ottawa Showbox
Live Nation TV
Knobs Podcast
Noisey

Reviews
Consequence of Sound

03-28 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
03-29 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue – 7th St Entry
03-30 – Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
04-01 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge
04-03 – Spokane, WA – The Bartlett
04-04 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
04-05 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
04-06 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
04-08 – San Francisco, CA – Social Hall SF
04-09 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater – Bar Stage
04-10 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
04-11 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
04-13 – Austin, TX – Sidewinder
04-14 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
04-15 – Houston, TX – The Raven Tower
04-16 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
04-17 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
04-19 – Washington, DC – DC9
04-21 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
04-22 – Philadelphia, PA – The Boot & Saddle
04-23 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East Upstairs

Operators set to release ‘Blue Wave’ April 1st! Moonface and Dante Decaro to release new music too!!

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Finally we have news about Operators debut record!! ‘Blue Wave’ is set for release on April 1st from Last Gang Records.

Pre-order the record right now!

Check out the first single ‘Cold Light’ and stay tuned for more info!!

And if that news wasn’t enough, this amazing tweet confirmed that 2016 might be the best year for new music ever!!

So ready!