Dan Boeckner is far from new to Iceland Airwaves, having played in 2006 as Wolf Parade and in 2008 as Handsome Furs. With his most recent project Operators, Boeckner brought in a packed crowd to KEXP's stage at KEX hostel and an energy that made the normally reserved Airwaves crowd dance so hard it felt like KEX might crumble. Playing almost entirely new songs off their upcoming album, Blue Wave (out April 1st), Boeckner has stated this show as one of his favorite international festival shows he's ever played with any band. KEXP was one of the first to introduce Operators back in 2014 with a live in-studio with Cheryl Waters, so we're thrilled to get to film them again in beautiful Iceland. Enjoy this awesome set and get a sneak peak at what's to come on Operators' new album.
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