OMD + Oh Land
UK duo Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark helped create underground synth-pop before peaking commercially in February 1986 with the elegant romantic-pop hit "If You Leave," off the ubiquitous Pretty in Pink soundtrack. But founding members Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys, despite the apparent demand, have never milked past glory for an easy paycheck. When the pair re-formed OMD in 2007 — with original members Malcolm Holmes and Martin Cooper — they were apprehensive. But they've managed to reunite the right way, hitting the rock club circuit and so far avoiding the cheap nostalgia package tours.