Operators’ new album Radiant Dawn out today!

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On May 17, 2019

Synth-pop trio Operators’ new album, Radiant Dawn , is out today on Last Gang Records. The band, featuring Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits), Devojka, and Sam Brown (Divine Fits, New Bomb Turks), previously shared the first single “Faithless” and the video for album track “I Feel Emotion” . Radiant Dawn is currently featured as Stereogum’s “Album of the Week”, who said “ it’s music for a nightclub in a moon colony. It’s music for a retro-futuristic recreation of an Eastern Europe metropolis that never quite existed. It’s music for an encroaching dystopia.” LA Weekly similarly anointed the album, saying “t he first hints of greatness came with the release of EP1 in 2014, followed by the debut full-length, 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.”

Buy/Stream 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 the album’s closing track, “Low Life.” The album was co-produced by Wolf Parade’s Arlen Thompson along with up and coming Montreal engineer Napster Vertigo. It was mastered by the Lodge’s Emily Lazar (on the heels of her 2019 Grammy® award win).

Operators will embark on a North American tour this month + EU/UK tour later this year. For dates, click here.

Radiant Dawn Tracklist:

  1. Days
  2. I Feel Emotion
  3. Faithless
  4. (Public Void)
  5. In Moderan
  6. (Airlock)
  7. Terminal Beach
  8. (Object Sighting)
  9. Despair
  10. (Under Occupation)
  11. Come And See
  12. Strange
  13. (The Radiant Dawn)
  14. Low Life