OMD Debut At #4 In The U.K., #9 In Germany - 'The Punishment Of Luxury' LP Out Now
OMD Debut At #4 In The U.K., #9 In Germany I Rolling Stone Exclusive Interview | 'The Punishment Of Luxury' LP Out Now
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""Isotype" is a soaring six minutes of deeply Kraftwerk-ian vocoder-pop, a masterclass in soulful electronic from a pair that's been making music for four decades. In total OMD fashion, the new song takes a lesson from art history and applies it the modern day, examining how winky and smiling-pop icons have replaced everyday language."
"Lyrically, The Punishment Of Luxury is distinguished by its thoughtful examinations of power dynamics....The Punishment Of Luxury exudes warmth and empathy throughout."
- A.V. Club
“The Punishment of Luxury” is an addicting jolt of bright ’80s synthpop, replete with Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys’ pristine harmonies."
- Consequence Of Sound
"Unconcerned with rewriting their '80s glory, their new records are instead a modern-day continuation of the classic sound begun decades ago."
- Under The Radar
After releasing their 13th studio album on Friday 9/1, OMD has made a stellar debut, hitting #4 on the U.K, and #9 in Germany. Prior to the band's LP release, two singles and an instant grat were provided. "Isotype", "The Punishment Of Luxury" and "The View From Here" respectively. They will be doing shows in U.K./EU this fall, dates are below. The duo also recently did performances on Good Day New York and Soundcheck WNYC.
Synth-pop pioneers OMD return with their dazzling 13th studio album ‘The Punishment of Luxury’ which sees them combine the wistful nostalgia and idealized romance of their previous work while stepping out of their comfort zone. The LP is out September 1st on White Noise Records.
The follow up to the critically acclaimed ‘English Electric’ (released in 2013) ‘The Punishment Of Luxury’ is a daring collection of stylish synth pop and masterful songwriting which will certainly rank alongside their very best.
Written, recorded, produced and mixed by OMD – Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys – the album is the sound of a band in their prime. ‘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 and contains everything from the Kraftwerkian ‘Isotype’ and ‘Robot Man’ to the blue eyed soul ballads of ‘One More Time’ and ‘The View From Here’ as well as more traditional OMD songs like ‘Kiss Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Bang’ and the synth heavy title track.
Described by The Quietus as “not just one of the best synth bands ever – they are one of the best bands ever”, 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.
View the beautiful animated video of the track
‘La Mitrailleuse’ below
Order the album HERE!