O.M.D. (Photo: Bright Antenna)

Massively successful in the ’80s, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark epitomized that decade with sunny melodies, ambitious synth pop arrangements, and theatrical showmanship. Back together again for the first time since 1996, the iconic group turns pulsing, and infectious synth forms into pretty pop on their brand-new album The History Of Modern.

Listen to some of our favorite tracks like downtempo gems “Bondage Of Fate” and “Sometimes,” plus a free download of a remix of “If You Want It.”

Staying true to the original recording of “If You Want It,” the remix by Marsheaux inspires some serious dance moves–it doesn’t involve too much hip-shaking, just enough to get you to sway back and forth.

Watch the video for “If You Want It” below:

O.M.D.’s North American tour include stops in Boston, NY, LA, and SF, and the band’s also playing select shows at this year’s SXSW. It will be the group’s first US outing with the original line up since their 1988 stadium tour with Depeche Mode. Who’s excited here?


March 5       Toronto, ON             Phoenix Concert Theatre
March 6       Montreal, QC            Le National
March 7       Boston, MA              Paradise Rock Club
March 8       New York, NY           Webster Hall
March 10     Washington, DC        9.30 Club
March 11     Pontiac, MA               Crofoot Ballroom
March 12     Chicago, IL               Park West
March 14    Atlanta, GA              The Loft
March 16    Houston, TX             House Of Blues
March 17     Austin, TX                SXSW
March 18     Austin, TX                SXSW
March 19     Austin, TX                SXSW
March 20     Dallas, TX                Granada Theatre
March 22     Denver, CO               Bluebird Theatre
March 23     Salt Lake City, UT     Depot
March 25     Los Angeles, CA       The Music Box
March 26    Oakland, CA              The Fox
March 27    San Diego, CA           4th & B
March 29    Los Angeles, CA       The Music Box

To view a selection of live performances by OMD: watch here

The History Of Modern is Out Now!
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