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Operator Music Band

  • DRKMTTR 1111 Dickerson Pike Nashville, TN 37207 (map)

Operator Music Band
With shades of art-pop experimentalism and electronic minimalism, New York’s Operator Music
Band is a blend of the comforting analogue old and the kinetic digital new. Warbling
synthesizers and waves of feedback noise wander over steady motorik beats, bringing krautrock
into an exciting third wave of synthetic bliss. What ultimately defines their sound is an aesthetic
and tonal malleability, willing to appear both serious & silly.
At the center of Operator Music Band is the complex symbiosis between Dara Hirsch and Jared
Hiller. Hirsch, an audio engineer by trade brings a cerebral intensity to her virtuosic guitar
playing and vulnerable vocal delivery, while Hiller is all flash and noise, partly through his own
analogue effects tinkering (l0/rez). The duo has been recently joined by Alejandro Salazar
(Gemma, Zula, Railings) on drums, and Gabe Pittleman on bass.
On their latest EP, Coördination, the band expands on the vocabulary established in their debut
LP, Puzzlephonics I & II (New Professor Music), adding layers of textural and melodic
complexity to their already familiar strobing funk-punk arrangements. With guest drumming by
Julian Fader (Ava Luna, Nadine) and produced by Henry Terepka (Zula) this new batch of
songs shows Operator Music Band is willing to explore an ever-expanding palette through
collaboration and experimentation. As with their previous effort, Coördination, was mixed and
mastered by Jonathan Schenke (Parquet Courts, Snail Mail, Cloud Becomes Your Hand).
In May 2019, they released a new single ‘Squaresoft’. The single was produced by Peter
Negroponte (Guerilla Toss) and released through the label Broken Circles. Their second LP,
‘Duo Duo’ is set for release on September 20th, 2019, also with Broken Circles.


7 PM DOORS | 8 PM MUSIC

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