Tag Archives: Operators

Live Review: Operators with Bogan Via at Sunset Tavern 4/4/16

KEXP has a special love for Operators in the live setting. Sure, synth-heavy brainchild of Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits) would fit on KEXP’s airwaves regardless, but we have history together. Three days after the band announced it existed, they played on KEXP and later in the day at Barboza, where theyRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, April 4th: • Freddie Gibbs, ILLFIGHTYOU, Chaz French, Cool Nutz, DJ Mike Ramos at The Crocodile // All Ages (more info) • Operators, Bogan Via at The Sunset // 21+ (more info)

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In Stores Now 4/4

Local band Tacocat lead the pack in a very busy week of new releases. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says “this Seattle band’s third album is an excellent set of punkish power-pop with crunchy, occasionally surfy guitars, energetic rhythms, sugary melodies and often-biting, wickedly humorous lyrics skewering sexism and other societal ills while celebrating friendsRead more…

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Album Review: Operators – Blue Wave

“I felt a blue wave coming on.” If there were any way to sum up the trying events that led up to the amalgamation of Dan Boeckner’s latest project Operators, the album’s title track does it pretty well. Dan Boeckner, responsible for Wolf Parade (alongside Spencer Krug) and Handsome Furs (alongside Alexei Perry), is aRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

On June 3, The Kills will release Ash & Ice, their first album since 2011’s Blood Pressures. Check out the album’s first single “Doing It To Death” below, and catch the indie rock duo at Showbox SoDo on June 1. [Pitchfork]

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Live Video: Operators at Iceland Airwaves

Dan Boeckner is far from new to Iceland Airwaves, having played in 2006 as Wolf Parade and in 2008 as Handsome Furs. With his most recent project Operators, Boeckner brought in a packed crowd to KEXP’s stage at KEX hostel and an energy that made the normally reserved Airwaves crowd dance so hard it felt likeRead more…

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Music That Matters: Warm Impermanence

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 498 – Warm Impermanence Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole turnsRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Ever since their Iceland Airwaves KEXP session, we’ve been excited for more new music from Operators (featuring Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade, Divine Fits, and Handsome Furs), and today they share the single for “Cold Light,” which you can stream below. It’s a sneak peek at their forthcoming sophomore release, Blue Wave, produced by HolyRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 1: Operators

Next on KEXP live from Kex Hostel at Iceland Airwaves Music Festival was the first non-Icelandic band of this year’s broadcast. Operators is the new synth-pop project from Canadian musician Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade/Divine Fits/Handsome Furs). A ray of sun after the bright but melancholy cloud of Divine Fits’ A Thing Called Divine Fits, Boeckner’s newRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 1: It’s Starting!

It’s an unseasonably nice day here in Reykjavik (with no signs of rain, snow, or blustering winds) on the first day of Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. Fans have come from around the world to experience the electric energy of the legendary Icelandic music scene, condensed spectacularly into five days of non-stop music. Though the festival doesn’t officially beginRead more…

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