Tag: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

Free MP3: OMD, ‘Green’ (Demo) — early version of track off 2010’s ‘History of Modern’

Free MP3: OMD, ‘Green’ (Demo) — early version of track off 2010’s ‘History of Modern’

As the reunited Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark gets to work on its upcoming album, the group is treating fans to a glimpse at the making of their 2010 comeback ‘History of Modern’ in the form of a download of a demo version of ‘Green,’ which is available for free in exchange for an e-mail address.

OMD set to begin work on next album ‘English Electric’ in early December

OMD set to begin work on next album ‘English Electric’ in early December

After extensive touring in support of their 2010 comeback ‘History of Modern,’ Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark will return to the studio early next month to begin work on a follow-up, already titled ‘English Electric,’ according to a post on the band’s Facebook page credited to Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys.

New releases: OMD’s ‘Live in Berlin,’ plus Shriekback, Sonic Youth, Rockpile

New releases: OMD’s ‘Live in Berlin,’ plus Shriekback, Sonic Youth, Rockpile

This week’s new releases include Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark’s ‘The History of Modern Tour: Live in Berlin’ CD/book combo, plus a 2CD reissue of Shriekback’s ‘Oil and Gold,’ a reissue of Sonic Youth’s 2008 Starbucks exclusive best-of ‘Hits Are For Squares’ and the archival ‘Live at Montreaux 1980’ from Rockpile.

OMD to bring ‘History of Modern’ back to North America this fall for 21-date tour

OMD to bring ‘History of Modern’ back to North America this fall for 21-date tour

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark will follow up this past spring’s North American tour — the classic lineup’s first U.S. concerts since opening for Depeche Mode’s breakthrough ‘Music for the Masses’ shows — with a return visit to the United States, Canada and Mexico this fall.

Stream: OMD, ‘History of Modern (part I)’ — off forthcoming ‘Live in Berlin’ album

Stream: OMD, ‘History of Modern (part I)’ — off forthcoming ‘Live in Berlin’ album

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark will release a 20-track live album and hardback book called ‘History of Modern Tour: Live in Berlin’ this August to commemorate the group’s rapturously received comeback last year. Stream one of the tracks here.

Video: OMD plays ‘If You Leave’ in a bicycle shop at South By Southwest last month

Video: OMD plays ‘If You Leave’ in a bicycle shop at South By Southwest last month

Seattle radio station KEXP (90.3 FM) filmed Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark playing a set last month during SXSW at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop in Austin. Here’s ‘If You Leave’ and ‘Sister Marie Says.’

Video: Richard Blade goes backstage for OMD soundcheck at final show of U.S. tour

Video: Richard Blade goes backstage for OMD soundcheck at final show of U.S. tour

Reunited synthpoppers Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark wrapped up their first U.S. tour in 20 years on Tuesday in Hollywood, and ex-KROQ/current 1st Wave DJ Richard Blade offers up this quick backstage tour at the Music Box.

Video: Watch OMD’s 30-minute in-store concert at Amoeba Music in Hollywood

As a prelude to tonight’s Los Angeles tour stop, synthpop vets Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark played a half-hour in-store set at Amoeba Music in Hollywood yesterday afternoon — and you can watch the whole thing right here, thanks to the indie record chain.

New releases: The The, Scritti Politti, Mike Watt, Baseball Project, OMD, This Mortal Coil

New releases: The The, Scritti Politti, Mike Watt, Baseball Project, OMD, This Mortal Coil

This week’s new releases include The The’s soundtrack to the film ‘Tony’; a new best-of from Scritti Politti; Mike Watt’s punk opera ‘Hyphenated-Man’; the second album from Steve Wynn’s The Baseball Project; a new OMD single; and This Mortal Coil on vinyl.

Linkage: 20 years of ‘Losing My Religion,’ plus OMD, Dream Syndicate, ‘Reggae Britannia’

Linkage: 20 years of ‘Losing My Religion,’ plus OMD, Dream Syndicate, ‘Reggae Britannia’

This latest round of links and stuff includes a look back at 20 years of R.E.M.’s ‘Losing My Religion,’ a talk with OMD’s Andy McCluskey, a long-lost Dream Syndicate interview and a link to watch the BBC’s ‘Reggae Britannia’ documentary.

SXSW 2011: Duran Duran, OMD, Peter Buck, World Party, J Mascis, Bob Geldof

SXSW 2011: Duran Duran, OMD, Peter Buck, World Party, J Mascis, Bob Geldof

Now less than a month away, the schedule for the South By Southwest music festival is starting to solidify, with a host of ’80s college rock vets slated to make appearances in Austin, Texas, next month — including Duran Duran, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Edwyn Collins, World Party, J Mascis and more.

Video: OMD, ‘History of Modern (Part I)’

Video: OMD, ‘History of Modern (Part I)’

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark today released the video for the third single off their 2010 album ‘History of Modern,’ a cool stop-motion/animated clip for ‘History of Modern (Part I)’ created by Sweden’s Lapantafilm, winner of a make-our-next-video contest hosted by the group.

Coachella 2011: Duran Duran, Wire, Suede and reunited Big Audio Dynamite set for festival

Coachella 2011: Duran Duran, Wire, Suede and reunited Big Audio Dynamite set for festival

The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival tonight unveiled the official lineup for the April15-17 festival, which will include appearances by Duran Duran, Wire and — in one of the lineup’s biggest surprises — a reunion of Mick Jones’ post-Clash project Big Audio Dynamite.

OMD brings ‘History of Modern’ tour to North America, South By Southwest in March

OMD brings ‘History of Modern’ tour to North America, South By Southwest in March

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark will bring its ‘History of Modern’ tour to North America in March for a 16-date trek booked around the South By Southwest festival — the classic lineup’s first U.S. concerts since opening for Depeche Mode’s ‘Music for the Masses’ tour.