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Andy McCluskey, lead singer and bassist of OMD, performing at The Current.
October 13, 2011 Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark began its career in 1978, trading in synth-pop, new wave and experimental post-punk. The U.K. band has returned to America and pays a visit to The Current.
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Neil Young (top left), Abigail Washbutrn (top right), Weinland (bottom left), The Black Angels (bottom right)
September 14, 2010 Neil Young's Le Noise won't be out until the end of the month but you can hear a preview cut called "Walk With Me" on this edition of All Songs Considered. Also on the program: New music from the gritty rock group The Black Angels, an amazing Led Zeppelin tribute album, folk artist Abigail Washburn, New Orleans-based band My Jerusalem, and the return of '80s pop group Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark.
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OMD's "soul music" isn't just electronic. Thanks to an Aretha Franklin sample, it's electrifying.
September 13, 2010 When a new Aretha Franklin single would drop in the '60s, Franklin's most hardcore fans rejoiced. That thrill is back, because Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's "Save Me," which generously samples a Lady Soul song from 1967, is cause for exaltation.
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