Classic synthpop outfit Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark this week announced they’ll release their 13th studio album — the group’s first record since 2013’s English Electric — this September, to be followed by a fall tour of the U.K. and Europe. We’ve got the first song released off the new album.
Mike Paradinas, aka electronic-music star µ-Ziq, has been uploading dozens of archival tracks to Soundcloud that span his musical life, including what he says is the first 4-track recording he ever made: a cover of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark’s 1981 single “Souvenir” he recorded as a 13-year-old in 1985.
Universal Music is advising Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark fans who’ve purchased the just-released deluxe-edition reissue of Junk Culture to return their copies to the retailers from which they purchased the album as it’s being re-pressed because of errors on Disc 2.
This week’s new releases include the belated U.S. issue of the new studio album from The Church (“Further/Deeper”), plus a reissue of OMD’s “Junk Culture,” a new Art of Noise compilation, a CD/LP box set of The Go-Betweens’ early work, plus a Stiff Little Fingers live album.
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark will reissue its fifth album, 1984’s pop comeback Junk Culture, in February as a two-disc Deluxe Edition that will find the original album fully remastered and supplemented by a disc of the era’s B-sides, extended remixes and five previously unreleased songs and demos.
With drummer Malcolm Holmes’ onstage health scare now (thankfully) behind the band, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark is moving forward with promotion of its new album English Electric — namely the release of the LP’s third single, “Night Café,” which is due out next month.
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark announced it will cancel the remainder of its North American tour — concerts that had been planned for Detroit, Minneapolis and Chicago — after drummer Malcolm Holmes suffered a medical emergency that forced the band to cut short tonight’s show in Toronto.
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark wrapped up a U.K. tour this month in support of their second post-reunion album, English Electric, and this week stopped by “Later… with Jools Holland” for a pair of broadcast performances, including the record’s new single, “Dresden,” and the band’s classic hit “Enola Gay.”
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark have been favoring animation for many of the promotional clips for their new album English Electric, and that remains the case when it comes to the video for new single “Dresden.” The clip finds Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys in animated silhouette.
This week sees the release of brand-new studio albums from OMD, Big Country (with Mike Peters of The Alarm) and The House of Love, plus reissues from Morrissey (‘Kill Uncle’) and Electronic (‘Electronic’), a live album from Sparks and a new 7-inch single from The Fall.
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark next week will release ‘English Electric’ — their second post-reunion album and 12th studio set overall — and, as is increasingly the case these days, you can now listen to the full record in advance of its actual release. Check it out via Pitchfork Advance.
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark continue the build-up toward the April 9 release of their second post-reunion album ‘English Electric,’ releasing another new track, “Night Café,” and announcing plans for a limited-edition, five-track 10-inch vinyl picture disc to be released on Record Store Day.
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark today premiered the video for “Metroland,” the first official single off the band’s upcoming album English Electric, and it’s in animated clip in a similar vein to the pair of teaser clips the band released in the lead-up to the actual single.
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark today premiered “Metroland,” the first official single off the band’s upcoming album ‘English Electric’ following a pair of Kraftwerk-esque teasers. The 7½-minute track — which you can stream below — will be released March 25, ahead of the April 9 release of the full album.