Krautrock Quartet Operator Share ‘I, Banana’

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Debut EP Puzzlephonics I  Out October 9th.

Brooklyn based krautrock aficionados Operator have shared their debut single, oddly titled ‘I, Banana’ this week via FLOOD Magazine. The group are led by Jared Hiller (Shark?/L0rez Effects) and Dara Hirsch (1989 Recordings) and they really go in for metronomic rhythms, and interlocking synths. Having said this they aren’t afraid of a noisy guitar or two, and smashing the crap out of the drum kit. This makes for an intriguing prospect that mixes noise rock, krautrock, new wave, and post punk. Apparently the group are the absolute nuts live and will be opening for Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier and Deradorrian at Baby’s All Right on September 11th. Should be quite the spectacle.

After that, they are self releasing their debut EP Puzzlephonics I on October 9th. The aforementioned first single is ‘I, Banana’ and it manages to marry the coldness and austerity or krautrock with the tension and passion of post punk. It’s a banger. Listen to the track below.

Upcoming Shows:

09/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn
09/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right w/ Laetitia Sadier and Deradoorian
10/09 – Brooklyn, NY @ Reverse Gallery (album release show)

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