Thursday, June 1, 2017

OMD back making luxurious music

OMD has unveiled "Isotype," the first track from its upcoming album The Punishment Of Luxury, out Sept. 1 on White Noise Records. 

Speaking of the track, Andy McCluskey said, "It’s about the modern world, where our communication value systems are so reduced that you wonder if we’re actually getting any clear point across." 

Having played a sold out show at the Royal Albert Hall in May of last year, OMD head back out on the road again this fall. 

The Punishment Of Luxury is the follow up to 2013's acclaimed effort English Electric. It was written, recorded, produced and mixed by McCluskey and musical partner in OMD Paul Humphreys.

"On this album we have managed to make beautiful things out of noises and repetitive patterns." explains Andy. "The trouble is, we just cant help but write a catchy melody."

The album takes its name from an 1891 painting by the Italian Giovani Segantini.

Over the years, OMD’s influence has become ubiquitous. The xx, the Killers and LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy have cited OMD as an inspiration, and the likes of Future Islands and Chvrches show traces of OMD’s DNA. The new album provides another chance to hear why.

View the animated video of the track
‘La Mitrailleuse’ HERE 

Pre-order the album HERE 

World Tour dates:

July 2017
Fri 28th SAN FRANCISCO, Regency Ballroom
Sat 29th LOS ANGELES, Microsoft Theater (80s Weekend Festival)
Sun 30th TIJUANA, El Foro

August 2017
Wed 2nd MEXICO CITY, Pepsi Centre
Sat 5th DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Hard Rock Cafe

October 2017
Mon 23rd DUBLIN, Vicar street
Tue 24th BELFAST, Mandella Hall
Sun 29th LIVERPOOL, Empire
Mon 30th BRISTOL, Colston Hall

November 2017
Wed 1st SOUTHEND, Cliffs Pavilion
Thur 2nd IPSWICH, Regent
Fri 3rd CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange
Sun 5th LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall
Mon 6th NOTTINGHAM, Royal Concert Hall
Tue 7th SHEFFIELD, City Hall
Thur 9th READING, Hexagon
Fri 10th SOUTHAMPTON, Guildhall
Sat 11th GUILDFORD, G Live
Mon 13th LONDON, Roundhouse
Wed 15th BEXHILL, De La Warr Pavilion
Fri 17th MANCHESTER, Academy
Sat 18th YORK, Barbican
Sun 19th GLASGOW, Royal Concert Hall
Tue 21st BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall
Wed 22nd GATESHEAD, Sage 1
Sat 25th ERFURT, Traum Hits Festival
Sun 26th HAMBURG, Grosse Freoheit
Tue 28th BERLIN, Huxleys
Wed 29th LEIPZIG, Taus Auenesse
Thur 30th MUNICH, Tonhalle

December 2017
Sat 2nd OFFENBACH, Stadhalle
Sun 3rd DUSSELDORF, Mitsubishi Electric Hall
Tue 5th TILBURG, 013
Wed 6th ANTWERP, De Roma
Fri 8th LAUSANNE, Les Docks

Track listing:

1. The Punishment of Luxury
2. Isotype
3. Robot Man
4. What Have We Done
5. Precision & Decay
6. As We Open, So We Close
7. Art Eats Art
8. Kiss Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Bang
9. One More Time
10. La Mitrailleuse
11. Ghost Star
12.The View From Here

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