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Dan Boeckner

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Years active  2000–present
Name  Dan Boeckner

Role  Singer
Genres  Indie rock
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Born  February 5, 1978 (age 37) (1978-02-05)
Origin  Lake Cowichan, British Columbia, Canada
Labels  Sub Pop, Last Gang Records, Global Symphonic
Associated acts  Wolf Parade, Atlas Strategic, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits, Operators
Music groups  Wolf Parade (2003 – 2011), Handsome Furs, Divine Fits (Since 2012), Atlas Strategic (2000 – 2002)
Similar People  Alexei Perry, Britt Daniel, Spencer Krug, Dante DeCaro, Tim Kingsbury

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Dan Boeckner (born 5 February 1978) is a Canadian singer, songwriter and guitarist. In 2012-2013, he was involved in a project called Divine Fits, with Spoon frontman Britt Daniel. He is a member of Wolf Parade, and previously a member of Atlas Strategic and Handsome Furs. Currently, Boeckner has a new band called Operators which released an album, EP1, in August 2014.

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Overview

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Boeckner grew up in Lake Cowichan, British Columbia and, immediately upon graduating high school, moved to Victoria, BC. In Victoria he became a singer/guitarist for many small, independent outfits. One of these bands was named God Shaped Vacuum, and featured a pre-Frog Eyes Carey Mercer on drums. They released one album in their brief existence, entitled Apocalypse Now! In 2000 Boeckner co-founded notable British Columbian band Atlas Strategic with organist/vocalist John Pollard, and recorded their debut Rapture, Ye Minions!. The album was released on a local label, Global Symphonic. The band toured and recorded a second album/EP, which they self-released upon their demise in 2002.

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Boeckner then moved to Montreal, Quebec, where he eventually met with Spencer Krug and helped form Wolf Parade. Boeckner contributes his guitar skills, while also splitting the role of lead singer with band-mate Krug. The band is signed to Sub Pop Records. In November 2010, Wolf Parade announced that they were taking an "indefinite hiatus".

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Boeckner formed the Handsome Furs with his then fiancée Alexei Perry, in the winter of 2005. The duo signed to Sub Pop Records and released their debut album Plague Park in 2007. "Face Control" was released in 2009, while Handsome Furs' latest album Sound Kapital was released in 2011. On May 17, 2012 Handsome Furs announced the band was no more on their official website. Later, it was confirmed that the couple had broken up.

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In October 2005, Boeckner was a part of the satirical North American Hallowe'en Prevention Initiative (NAHPI) and contributed to the UNICEF benefit song "Do They Know It's Hallowe'en?". Boeckner also played on Islands' debut album Return to the Sea. He played guitar on the opening track "Swans (Life After Death)" and he played in the "marching band" on the track "Where There's a Will There's a Whalebone".

After the breakup of Handsome Furs, Boeckner formed Divine Fits with Britt Daniel in 2011 while Daniel was on break from his band Spoon. The band released one studio album, A Thing Called Divine Fits, in 2012 to positive reviews and one live album, Live At Third Man Records, in 2014.

In May 2014, Boeckner debuted his new band, Operators, during Canadian Music Week in Toronto. In January 2016, the Operators announced that their debut album, "Blue Wave", would be released on April 1, 2016.

In January 2016, Wolf Parade announced on their website that their hiatus was over, and that they would be returning to the stage with a series of live shows starting in May 2016. In May 2016, Wolf Parade released a self titled EP.

Atlas Strategic

  • Rapture, Ye Minions! (2000) Global Symphonic
  • That's Familiar! (2002) Self-released
  • Wolf Parade

  • Wolf Parade (4-song EP) (2003) Self-Released
  • Wolf Parade (6-song EP) (2004) Self-Released
  • Wolf Parade (EP) (2005) Sub Pop
  • Apologies to the Queen Mary (2005) Sub Pop
  • At Mount Zoomer (2008) Sub Pop
  • Expo 86 (2010) Sub Pop
  • Wolf Parade (EP) (2016) Self-Released
  • Handsome Furs

  • Plague Park (2007) Sub Pop
  • Face Control (2009) Sub Pop
  • Sound Kapital (2011) Sub Pop
  • Divine Fits

  • A Thing Called Divine Fits (2012) Merge Records
  • Operators

  • EP 1 (2014) Last Gang Records
  • Blue Wave (2016) Last Gang Records
  • References

    Dan Boeckner Wikipedia


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