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Garbage have unleashed the news that their new album will be released on June 10th, 2016. The album, which is their sixth, is entitled Strange Little Birds and they are releasing it on their own Stunvolume label, as they did with their last album, 2012’s Not Your Kind of People. The following info is from their press release:
Working initially in Vig’s basement and then at Red Razor Sounds in Los Angeles, Garbage drew on a variety of sources, from their recent fan letters back to the albums they loved growing up. “The guiding principle was keeping it fresh, and relying on instinct both lyrically and musically”, said frontwoman Shirley Manson. Strange Little Birds is “less fussed over” than anything Garbage has ever made. “We fell in love with immediacy,” adds Vig.
Some will hear echoes of Garbage’s 1995 debut album in Strange Little Birds – including Manson herself. “To me, this record, funnily enough, has the most to do with the first record than any of the previous records,” she says. “It’s getting back to that beginner’s headspace.” “In part,” she says, that’s a result of not having anyone to answer to.”
Garbage will perform at various festivals and headlining shows across Europe this summer. See below for confirmed dates and stay tuned for additional live dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
STRANGE LITTLE BIRDS TRACKLISTING
4. If I Lost You
5. Night Drive Loneliness
6. Even Though Our Love Is Doomed
8. We Never Tell
9. So We Can Stay Alive
10. Teaching Little Fingers To Play
As usual, their song titles are quite clever and I can only imagine what enthralling lyrics Shirley Manson has cooked up for us this time. I’m sure this will be an album of the year contender, but then Garbage is my favorite band on the planet and has been for over 20 years now so I’m naturally biased.