Concert preview: OK Go could do well to ape New Order more often

Justin McIntosh, Columbus Alive

From its inception in the early '00s, when OK Go burst onto the national scene by dancing on treadmills, the band's largely favored soundscapes as spirited and hook-laden as its gimmicky, often-viral music videos.

So it was a pleasant surprise when last year's breakout single, "The Writing's On the Wall," exchanged the band's typical guitar-based power-pop for melancholic, New Order-tinged electronics.

The sound of a forthcoming breakup has rarely been so refreshing.

Newport Music Hall

7 p.m. Monday, April 6

1722 N. High St., Campus