OMD, 'History of Modern'

Synthpop favorites Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark are letting fans get a taste of two tracks — including first single “If You Want It” — from the forthcoming History of Modern, the reunited band’s first new album in 14 years.

The band previously had posted a minute-long excerpt of “History of Modern Part II” to its site, and yesterday added a minute-long sample of “If You Want It,” slated to be the album’s first single. Both tracks are fairly upbeat, updated takes on OMD’s classic synthpop sound; hear both below.

History of Modern, due out Sept. 20 in the U.K., is OMD’s first album since 1996’s Universal and its first with its classic lineup — co-founders Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys, plus Martin Cooper and Malcolm Holmes — since 1986 (see full tracklist here).

Hear samples of two new OMD tracks after the jump…



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