After their scintillating first visit in 2016, Operators, led by the diligent Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits), are returning to Šiška with a new album. Radiant Dawn is scheduled for release in May 2019 and features Boeckner’s vocals intertwining with the cinematic sound of analogue instruments.
The Canadian group Operators, which features Devojka and Sam Brown (Divine Fits, New Bomb Turks) alongside Dan Boeckner, was formed in 2014 and played Šiška with their debut album Blue Wave a mere two years later. The band quickly won over listeners, even becoming one of the few acts to play the famed Primavera Sound festival two years in a row – our team caught the 2017 show and it was immediately clear that Operators need to head back our way as soon as possible.
In the intermediate time, Boeckner was busy with other projects – he released a new album with Wolf Parade and paid us a visit with them last year, he recorded a song for the acclaimed film Mandy, and together with Operators he played a series of sold-out shows of Handsome Furs material. Now it’s finally time for a new Operators studio album. The 14 magnificent new electro pop songs on Radiant Dawn are doused in 1970s sci-fi dystopia, and the album and its fresh energy represent the logical next step in Boeckner’s career. And with a title like Radiant Dawn, we can’t think of a more appropriate band to open our 10th anniversary festivities.
The unstoppable Macedonian activist dance-punk icons Bernays Propaganda are returning with a new full-length, their fifth, and a fresh collection of groovy, radio- and dancefloor-friendly socially engaged jewels with the meaningful title Vtora mladost, treta svetska vojna (Second Youth, Third World War), which will be published by Slovenian indie label Moonlee Records in the beginning of September, and debuted live at Kino Šiška.
Bernays Propaganda are retaining the new-wave aesthetics of their previous album Politika, but have electrified their sound further, added some more funk, enveloped it in the mellifluous voice of Kristina Gorovska and packed it into a unique blend of New York dance punk, late 1980s electro and influences by newer bands such as Chk Chk Chk, Ought or the regional Artan Lili. In short, rebellious disco dance punk, backed by lucid reflections on everyday life in Macedonia and the recognisable sonic signature of Bernays Propaganda.
Even after more than a decade, Bernays Propaganda are still successfully summoning you to an engaged dance!
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Organisation: Kino Šiška. The event is part of the 10th anniversary celebration of Kino Šiška.