Back in March, electronic duo MSTRKRFT broke their five-year silence with new track “Little Red Hen”. Turns out the Canadian outfit — comprised of Death From Above 1979 bassist Jesse F. Keeler and producer Al-P — has plenty more material up its sleeve: On July 22nd, MSTRKRFT will release their third studio effort, entitled Operator, via Last Gang Records.
The long-awaited follow-up to 2009’s Fist of God spans 10 tracks and was inspired by military culture and jargon. “While browsing military related websites and blogs, mostly consisting of vets talking to each other like any civilian I suppose, I noticed repeated reference to something they called ‘operator culture,'” Keeler said in a press release. “It seemed to be something that was sometimes laughed at, sometimes caused disdain, but was referenced constantly and seemed to be understood by everyone. I came to believe the operator concept is one of detachment.”
Along with the announcement, MSTRKRFT have let loose a new taste of the LP with “Party Line”. It’s strewn with aggressive, jarring synths and features additional vocals from author and punk veteran Ian Svenonius (The Nation of Ulysses, Chain and the Gang).
Stream it below.
Operator Album Artwork:
01. Wrong Glass Sir
03. Little Red Hen
05. Playing With Itself
06. Party Line
07. Death In The Gulf Stream
08. World Peace
09. Morning Of The Hunt
10. Go On Without Me
The band has a short North American tour lined up for next month. Find those dates below.
MSTRKRFT 2016 Tour Dates:
06/01 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
06/02 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
06/04 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
06/08 – Denver, CO @ Club Vinyl
06/10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
06/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Exchange
06/13 – Ottawa, ON @ Ritual Nightclub
06/14 – Toronto, ON @ The Horseshoe Tavern