Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, better known by their acronym OMD, began their career in the UK in 1978, trading in synth-pop, new wave and experimental post-punk sounds for nearly two decades before lead singer and bassist Andy McCluskey (at that point the only remaining original member) called it quits. The original line-up reunited in 2005, and have been touring and recording ever since.
Best known in the U.S. for the song "If You Leave," which famously plays during the last scene of Pretty in Pink, the band scored a number of other club and chart hits, especially in their native country. They've also released eleven full-length studio albums. Their most recent, History of Modern, came out out last year.
OMD stopped by The Current studios to chat with Mark Wheat and play a few songs, including their early hits "Enola Gay" and "Electricity" as well as the recent "History of Modern (Pt. 1)."