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Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Operators Radiant Dawn

You could take Dan Boeckner for granted. In fact, you probably are taking Dan Boeckner for granted. Over the last two decades, most of us…
Ryan Leas | May 14, 2019 - 12:38 pm


The Wanderer: The Searching, Expansive Career Of Dan Boeckner

Dan Boeckner has one of those voices. He speaks, and it's low and worn and gravelly, the sound of someone who's been around, who has…
Ryan Leas | October 6, 2016 - 12:55 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

So much for the return of G.O.O.D. Fridays, huh? We haven't gotten a new one from 'Ye in two weeks. That isn't to say we…
Stereogum | January 29, 2016 - 3:39 pm

More Operators stories

Operators – “I Feel Emotion” Video

Operators, Dan Boeckner's synth-pop band with keyboardist Devojka and Divine Fits/New Bomb Turks drummer Sam Brown, are returning later this month with the new album…
Peter Helman | May 3, 2019 - 12:46 pm

Operators – “Faithless”

Since Operators put out their debut album in 2016, Dan Boeckner reunited with Wolf Parade, releasing a new full-length of their own, 2017's Cry Cry
James Rettig | April 5, 2019 - 10:34 am

Watch Operators Cover “99 Luftballons”

Dan Boeckner's long-running project Operators released a new album, Blue Wave, earlier this year, which means it made perfect sense for them to perform for…
James Rettig | July 5, 2016 - 4:43 pm

Operators – “Blue Wave”

We already know that Canadian '00s-indie heroes Wolf Parade are reuniting this year. Before that reunion jumps off, though, once-and-future co-leader Dan Boeckner will release…
Tom Breihan | March 1, 2016 - 10:57 am

Operators – “Cold Light”

The fact that Wolf Parade are reuniting this year doesn't mean the endless swirl of affiliated projects will cease to churn out new music, too.
Chris DeVille | January 26, 2016 - 1:42 pm

Operators – “True” Video

Synth-pop trio Operators have been hinting at a full length project for quite some time now. Since the outfit -- Dan Boeckner plus keyboardist Devojka…
Collin Robinson | April 21, 2015 - 3:23 pm

Operators – “Ecstasy In My House” (Stereogum Premiere)

Operators, Dan Boeckner's synth-pop band with keyboardist Devojka and Divine Fits bandmate Sam Brown on drums, released EP 1 last summer. Whereas lead single "True"
Chris DeVille | January 26, 2015 - 11:04 am

Concert Review

Photos: Pickathon 2014

This past weekend, the 2014 Pickathon Music Festival was held, as always, at the Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon, just outside Portland. Major draws…
Miles Bowe | August 4, 2014 - 3:49 pm

Operators – “True”

Operators is the new wave project featuring Divine Fits members Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs) and Sam Brown (New Bomb Turks, etc.) plus Devojka.
Chris DeVille | June 12, 2014 - 11:28 am

Watch Operators & Japandroids Play Wolf Parade’s “This Heart’s On Fire” At Canadian Music Week

Back in December we reported from one of the earliest shows by Operators, a new project matching Divine Fits bandmates Dan Boeckner and Sam Brown…
Chris DeVille | May 9, 2014 - 12:38 pm

Concert Review

Operators (Dan Boeckner & Sam Brown), Connections @ Double Happiness, Columbus, OH 12/5/13

It's weird how these things play out. Sam Brown had already done stints drumming for seminal Columbus garage punk bands Gaunt and New Bomb Turks…
Chris DeVille | December 6, 2013 - 3:42 pm