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.
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!
01 “Love Like Thieves”
02 “On The Loose”
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.
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:
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:
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!
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
Apologies for the delay in updates! Here is a ton of news:
Many of you already know Wolf Parade are reissuing ‘Apologies to the Queen Mary’ in deluxe 3xLP format.
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.
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:
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:
03) Cold Light
04) Mission Creep
05) Blue Wave
06) Shape Of Things
07) Bring Me The Head
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: