The cover for the soon-to-be-released OMD album, English Electric, has just been unveiled. It was designed by Tom Skipp and the band's creative director, Peter Saville (renowned for his work for Factory Records).
OMD's Andy McCluskey says: "It feels appropriate that the sleeve of English Electric is a contemporary distillation of traditional hazard signals."
Saville adds: "English Electric is best described as brutally simple dynamic energy...Briefed by OMD to be as reductive as possible, the cover captures but barely contains the hi-tension of an industrial legend."
English Electric is out April 9 on BMG. A 12-track letter to technology, space and love, it's a follow-up to 2010's LP History of Modern and comes in a variety of formats:
* Standard CD - jewel case
* Deluxe edition - limited edition media book, CD + Bonus DVD includes a studio interview with Andy and Paul, 3 Henning M Lederer animated videos and unseen tour photos
* Vinyl LP - limited edition, Die Cut sleeve, heavy weight vinyl, includes album on CD
* Boxset - ultimate collectors format, limited and signed by Andy and Paul on an English Electric certificate of authenticity. The tin, with embossed OMD logo and artwork print, includes an exclusive 7" with un-released b-side, 16 page lyric booklet, DVD, Demo CD, Album CD, 3 artwork prints, a photo of Andy and Paul, and all pre order via the website include 2 metal enamel badges.
OMD have confirmed North American Tour dates below:
5 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
6 - The Showbox - Seattle, WA
7 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
10 - The Depot - Salt Lake City, UT
12 - Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
14 - Coachella Festival - Indio, CA
18 - Metropolitan Theatre - Mexico City, MX
21 - Coachella Festival - Indio, CA
8 - Varsity Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
9 - Metro - Chicago, IL
11 - Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON
12 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
13 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
15 - Paradise - Boston, MA
17 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY