Operators is a Montreal based project created by Daniel Boeckner, (Wolf Parade, Handsome
Furs, Divine Fits), Devojka, and Sam Brown (Divine Fits, New Bomb Turks) in 2014. The band
released an EP (EP1) in 2014, and released their first LP (Blue Wave) in 2016, via Last Gang
Records. Operators supported these releases with a series of international tours across North
America, and Europe. Like Handsome Furs, Operators’ music has resonated particularly well
with Eastern European audiences. The band has been well received across clubs and premier
festivals, such as Primavera (where they were asked to play two years in a row - something that
is usually unheard of).
While recording their sophomore LP, the members of the band kept busy with a series of other
endeavours, 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 .
Radiant Dawn will be released in May 2019 via Last Gang Records. 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. The
album was mixed 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).