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!
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:
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!!
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/
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!
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:
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.
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.