LP Highlights, besides the first single, include the radioactive clatter of "Atomic Ranch" - a songwhich satires conventional aspirations with computerised voices - "Kissing The Machine" - which was composed in collaboration with early influence Kraftwerk member Karl Bartos -and "Helen of Troy" - which revives the recurring historical figure motif.
McCluskey says of the album; "The overarching feel tends to be a sense of loss, of melancholia, that things haven't turned out the way you wanted them to, whether it be with technology or personal relationships." The title itself - taken from a British industrial manufacturing company - has further resonance for the pair as locomotive enthusiasts and self-confessed technology geeks.
This is the follow-up to 2010's History of Modern and the band's 12th album to date.
The album is being released on standard CD format, as a deluxe edition - with media book and bonus DVD - vinyl format - ltd edition die cut sleeve on heavyweight vinyl, as a limited edition deluxe tin boxset, as well as digitally.
The original four-piece - Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes and Martin Cooper - will be reunited once again this spring for a string of must-see shows, which commemorate the band's 35th anniversary.
Confirmed tour dates are below. Diamond Rings are supporting OMD on all of these dates except for Mexico.
5 - Vancouver - Commodore Ballroom
6 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox @ The Market
7 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
10 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
12 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
14 - Indio, CA - Coachella
15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
18 - Mexico City, DF - Teatro Metrpolitan
21 - Indio, CA - Coachella
11 - Toronto, ONT - Danforth Music Hall
12 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
13 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
15 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
17 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
19 - Toronto, ONT - Daforth Music Hall
20 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
22 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
23 - Chicago, IL - Metro