The moment we saw Dan Boeckner’s project Operators tear the roof off their Canadian Music Week Silver Dollar residency back in 2014 we fell in love and have been waiting for a full-length album ever since. 2014’s EP1 tided us over, but now we finally have some debut album news and a new single to boot. Titled Blue Wave, the album was produced by Holy Fuck’s Graham Walsh (METZ, Alvvays) & recorded in a middle of nowhere 1850s-vintage barn in southern Ontario. With this news comes the release of “Cold Light”, a slick new single that’s got Boeckner asking us if we wanna dance, to which our answer is, “Dude! Of course!” Give the track a listen above.

In other Dan Boeckner new, Wolf Parade are getting back together. 2016 shall be a very Boeckner year and we’re oh so hype about it.

“Cold Light” comes out January 29th via all digital platforms. Blue Wave comes out worldwide April 1st on Last Gang Records. Pre-order it here. Check out the Blue Wave album art and tracklisting below. Also below are some Operators tour dates which we advise you not to miss.

operators blue wave

1. Rome
2. Control
3. Cold Light
4. Mission Creep
5. Blue Wave
6. Shape Of Things
7. Bring Me The Head
8. Nobody
9. Evil
10. Space Needle

02-17 Waterloo, Ontario – Starlight Social Club
02-18 Hamilton, Ontario – The Casbah
02-19 Toronto, Ontario – Call the Office
02-20 Saint Catherine, Ontario – Detour Music Hall
02-24 Saint Therese, Quebec – Cha Cha
02-25 Ottawa, Ontario – Ritual
02-26 Petersborough, Ontario – Red Dog
02-27 Kingston, Ontario- The Grad Club
03-28 Chicago, IL – Schubas
03-29 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
03-30 Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
04-01 Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge
04-03 Spokane, WA – The Bartlett
04-04 Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
04-05 Vancouver, British Columbia – Fortune Sound Club
04-06 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
04-08 San Francisco, CA – Social Hall SF
04-09 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theatre
04-10 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
04-11 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
04-13 Austin, TX – The Sidewinder
04-14 Dallas, TX – Three Links
04-15 Houston, TX – The Raven Tower
04-16 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
04-17 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
04-19 Washington, DC – DC9
04-21 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
04-22 Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
04-23 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Upstairs