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Toronto, ON – April 19, 2019 – Operators, the synth-pop band featuring Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits), Devojka, and Sam Brown (Divine Fits, New Bomb Turks), have announced that their newest album, Radiant Dawn, will be out this May 17th on Last Gang Records. They recently shared the first single, Faithless, a song Consequence of Sound called “darkly coruscating electropop cut with just a hint of ’80s psychedelia adding to the warmth, as solid a return single as anyone could hope for.” Stereogum commenter, “black sheep boy” rightly proclaimed “THE BOECK IS BACK, BABY!” Listen to Faithless and pre-order Radiant Dawn here.

The album's nine tracks meld raw analog hardware with Boeckner's distinct voice to create an immersive cinematic sound. Interspersed between the tracks are instrumental intertitles that amplify the album’s 1970s sci-fi dystopian feel. For fans of Boeckner’s catalogue, Radiant Dawn feels like the next logical step in the artist’s two decade career, while maintaining a completely fresh energy.

Radiant Dawn was written and recorded throughout 2018 and early 2019 in Montreal and Vancouver Island. Arcade Fire’s Tim Kingsbury played bass on Low Life, the album’s closing track. The album was co-produced by Wolf Parade's Arlen Thompson, as well as up and coming Montreal engineer, Napster Vertigo (who also produced the album).


The album was mastered by the Lodge’s Emily Lazar (on the heels of her 2019 Grammy® award win). LA Weekly, after hearing a preview of the record, made it the album of the week nearly a month before its release, saying, “The first hints of greatness came with the release of EP1 in 2014, followed by the debut full-lengther, Blue Wave, two years later. But it's the majesty of the 14 songs that fill Radiant Dawn that show just how far this group has come.”

Operators is a Montreal-based project. The band released an EP (EP1) in 2014, and released their first LP (Blue Wave) in 2016, via Last Gang Records. While recording their sophomore LP, the members of the band kept busy with a series of other endeavors, including the promotional cycle around Wolf Parade’s Cry Cry Cry LP, a series of performances in which Operators played material from the Handsome Furs catalog (which all sold out in less than six hours), and Boeckner’s original song for the critically acclaimed 2018 film, Mandy.


Operators also recently announced an extensive North American summer tour, kicking off May 28th at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall, with stops across western Canada through June, and hitting venues across the US through July. You’ll be able to catch their electric live set when they headline LA’s Teragram Ballroom, NYC’s Bowery Ballroom, and more. See all tour dates below and visit www.operatorsmusic.com for tickets links and more information.

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Radiant Dawn Tracklist:


2.Feel Emotion


4.(Public Void)

5.In Moderan


7.Terminal Beach

8.(Object Sighting)


10.(Under Occupation)

11.Come And See


13.(The Radiant Dawn)

14.Low Life

May 28 - Chicago, IL- Lincoln Hall
May 29 - Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club
May 31 - Winnipeg, MB - Good Will
June 1 - Saskatoon, SK - Capitol
June 3 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite
June 4 - Calgary, AB - Commonwealth
June 6 - Victoria, BC - Upstairs
June 7 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
June 8 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club

June 9 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
June 10 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
June 12 - San Francisco, CA - Independent
June 13 - Los Angeles CA – Teragram Ballroom
June 14 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
June 15 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
June 17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
June 18 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake

June 19 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
June 20 - Dallas, TX - Three Links
June 21 - Austin, TX - 3TEN ACL Live
June 22 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
June 24 - Atlanta, GA - Earl
June 25 - Nashville, TN - High Watt
June 26 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
July 10 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
July 11 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
July 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
July 13 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
August 29 – Tromsø, NO – DRIV Festival

August 31 – Skopje, MK – Zradvo Mladi Festival

September 1 – Belgrade, RS – Elektropionir 

September 3 – Budapest, HU – Durer Kert

September 4– Zagreb, HR – Vintage Industrial Bar 

September 5 – Vienna, AT – Fluc 

September 6 – Prague, CZ – Meet Factory

September 7 – Berlin, DE - Torstrassenfestival

September 11 – Rijeka, HR – Klub Zivot

September 12 – Ljubijana, SL - KINO ŠIŠKA

September 15 – Colmar, FR – Le Grillen

September 17 – Luxembourg, LX – De Gudde Wellen 

September 18 – Rotterdam, NL – Rotown 

September 19 – London, UK – Sebright Arms 

September 20 – Bucharest, RO – Control Club

September 21 – Cluj Napoca, RO – Form Café 

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