Strangeways Radio has put together our Top 25 songs of 2019 covering the genres of Synthpop, Post Punk, Dark Wave, Indie, Modern/Alt Rock, Dreampop and Electronica.
This weeks compilations feature the latest new releases in Synthpop and Electronica. Some of our favorites include the tracks from PVRIS, Honey Beard, Chromatics and The Boxer Rebellion.
When Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark returned in 2010 with History of Modern, the band reignited a career that has remained strangely under appreciated by mainstream fans of 80s synth-pop. The band’s balance of art and commerce has occasionally danced too far in one direction (Dazzle Ships) or the other (Crush) but the albums that strike the right balance, such as 1981’s Architecture & Morality, are essential to the genre. Their last two albums, English Electric (2013) and The Punishment of Luxury (2017), are stunning works of pop from the packaging to the songs. In fact, they might be the band’s two strongest albums from start to finish. And then there is 1991’s Sugar Tax. Somewhat lost between their imperial phase of 80s hit singles and their glorious return, Sugar Tax has faded from memory.
OMD has announced two live albums from the upcoming 40th Anniversary Souvenir / Greatest Hits tour.
This weeks compilations feature the latest new releases in Synthpop and Electronica. Some of our favorites include the FM Attack remix of Slaves from Actors.
This weeks playlist features our favorite songs from the entire catalog of OMD
OMD have released a track called Liberator. It was a song that Andy worked on in the late 80’s and was intended to be the title track to the Liberator album that was released in 1983.
OMD has announced a 40th anniversary career-spanning boxset and comprehensive singles collection, available for pre-order now. It also includes a brand new single called Don’t Go, which is released today.
Factory Records is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary with the release of two special edition box sets titled “Use Hearing Protection: Factory Records 1978-1979” and “Factory Communications: 1978-92”.
OMD are celebrating their 40th anniversary with a greatest hits tour. They will be joining The B-52’s and Berlin on several dates in addition to a few headlining shows of their own.
The OMD book Pretending To See The Future is now available in Kindle format. The book details the 40 year career of the legendary synthpop band. As an added bonus, the Kindle edition has a bonus section which contains an additional 100 stories from OMD fans that are not included in the print version of…
Cherry Red Records is putting out a 4CD 80 track set that celebrates the independent side of the UK’s post punk synthpop boom that took place between 1978 and 1984. The collection is called Electrical Language and it also comes with a booklet featuring the sleeve notes from many of the recordings and words from the artists themselves. The collection includes several household names such as OMD, The Normal , Human League, Thomas Dolby and Fad Gadget in addition to underground artists from the era.