Operators announce new album, Radiant Dawn, share new track “Faithless”: Stream

Dan Boeckner-led trio is back with their first new music since 2016

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Operators, photo by Britt Kubatt

    Three years after dropping their debut LP, Blue Wave, Operators are back. The trio of Dan Boeckner, Devojka, and Sam Brown (Divine Fits, New Bomb Turks) have announced the impending release of their sophomore album, Radiant Dawn, and teased the effort with the first single.

    Radiant Dawn is due out sometime in May, ahead of their recently announce tour. While the exact date is not yet known, we do have our first listen in “Faithless”. Update – April 19th: The album is due out May 17th. The artwork and tracklist have also been revealed.

    An anxious pulse beats under Devojka’s squiggling keys and Boeckner’s instantly recognizable vocals. It’s a darkly coruscating electropop cut with just a hint of ’80s psychedelia adding to the warmth, a solid a return single as anyone could hope for. Take a listen below.


    Hopefully we get more information on Radiant Dawn before Operators head out on the road beginning May 28th. You can check out an album trailer below, followed by the “Faithless” artwork and touring schedule. Snag tickets to the trek here.

    “Faithless” Single Artwork:

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    Radiant Dawn Artwork:

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    Radiant Dawn Tracklist:
    01. Days
    02. I Feel Emotion
    03. Faithless
    04. (Public Void)
    05. In Moderan
    06. (Airlock)
    07. Terminal Beach
    08. (Object Sighting)
    09. Despair
    10. (Under Occupation)
    11. Come and See
    12. Strange
    13. (The Radiant Dawn)
    14. Low Life

    Operators 2019 Tour Dates:
    05/28 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
    05/29 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
    05/31 – Winnipeg, MB @ Good Will
    06/01 – Saskatoon, SK @ Capitol
    06/03 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
    06/04 – Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth
    06/06 – Victoria, BC @ Upstairs
    06/07 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune
    06/08 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune
    06/09 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
    06/10 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
    06/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Independent
    06/13 – Los Angeles CA @ Teragram
    06/14 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
    06/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
    06/17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
    06/18 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
    06/19 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
    06/20 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
    06/21 – Austin, TX @ 3TEN ACL Live
    06/22 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
    06/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Earl
    06/25 – Nashville, TN @ High Watt
    06/26 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
    07/10 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
    07/11 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
    07/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
    07/13 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall


    Revisit Boeckner’s appearance on This Must Be the Gig last summer, in which he talked about reuniting Handsome Furs and watching Mark E Smith throw beers at Mumford & Sons’ trailer.

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