Tag: History of Modern

OMD sets April release for ‘English Electric,’ reveals tracklist, ‘Decimal’ teaser video

OMD sets April release for ‘English Electric,’ reveals tracklist, ‘Decimal’ teaser video

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark this morning announced they will release ‘English Electric’ — their second post-reunion album and 12th studio set overall — this April, and both revealed the record’s tracklist and released a short animated teaser video set to the quasi-instrumental track “Decimal.”

OMD annnounces 13-date U.K. tour in support of upcoming ‘English Electric’ LP

OMD annnounces 13-date U.K. tour in support of upcoming ‘English Electric’ LP

Reunited synthpop favorites OMD have yet to announce a release date for their upcoming 12th album English Electric, but the group has gone ahead and unveiled a 13-date U.K. tour in support of the album that’s slated to run from late April into mid-May — with European dates expected to be announced shortly.

OMD to spend September, October finishing 2nd post-comeback album ‘English Electric’

OMD to spend September, October finishing 2nd post-comeback album ‘English Electric’

Reunited synthpop favorites Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark will spend September and October finishing up English Electric, their planned 12th studio album and the follow-up to 2010’s very well-received comeback record History of Modern, the group announced this morning in an e-mail to fans.

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.

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, ‘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.

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.

Readers poll: Best new albums of 2010

Readers poll: Best new albums of 2010

Three weeks ago, we launched the inaugural Slicing Up Eyeballs Readers Poll in an effort to gauge what this site’s frequenters think are the year’s best new albums and reissues. Now, with hundreds of ballots cast, the results are in.

Free MP3: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, ‘Sister Marie Says’ (Soil In The Synth Remix)

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark are treating their fans to a special gift each day leading up to Christmas as a thank-you for their support this year, beginning with a free MP3 of ‘Sister Marie Says’ (Soil In The Synth Remix), a new mix of the ‘History of Modern’ single.

Video: OMD’s ‘Sister Marie Says,’ second single off ‘History of Modern’ album

The reunited Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark today debuted the video for ‘Sister Marie Says,’ the second single off ‘History of Modern,’ the synthpop group’s first new album in 14 years.

This week: New CDs from OMD, Edwyn Collins, Swans; JAMC best-of; Bangles reissues

This week: New CDs from OMD, Edwyn Collins, Swans; JAMC best-of; Bangles reissues

This week’s releases include new studio albums from OMD, ex-Orange Juice frontman Edwyn Collins and reunited no-wave act Swans; plus a new Jesus and Mary Chain best-of; and expanded reissues of the Bangles’ first two albums, ‘All Over the Place’ and ‘Different Light.’

Video: OMD’s Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys discuss ‘History of Modern’

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark returns this fall with ‘History of Modern,’ the reunited act’s first new album in 14 years — and in this short video, co-founders Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys discuss their comeback bid and offer a taste of their new music.