#songoftheday / VIDEO: Garbage – “The Chemicals” feat. Brian Aubert
Another year, another fantastic Record Store Day release by Garbage. This time around it’s “The Chemicals,” which features Brian Aubert of Silversun Pickups. But don’t expect it to sound like Silversun Pickups because it really doesn’t. At all. It simply sounds like a fantastic new Garbage song, one which would seem to exist somewhere between their Bleed Like Me and Not Your Kind of People albums. Raw and rocking, but with the layers of sound that made Garbage famous. It’s what happens when you have a band where all four members are producers; your songs are crammed full of luscious little details with as many electronic flourishes as there are raw guitars. I was already looking forward to the next Garbage album but is making me rather impatient — I want it now already.
PS: Shirley Manson rules.
THE PRESS RELEASE:
In celebration of this year’s Record Store Day, Garbage has released a music video for “The Chemicals” featuring Brian Aubert of Silversun Pickups. Mashable premiered the video yesterday alongside a Q+A with frontwoman Shirley Manson. Watch the video HERE.
Directed by Sophie Muller, the clip showcases the raw energy of a raucous punk club. Describing the inspiration for the video, Manson commented, “We’ve always been talking about the beauty of small punk clubs. We were sort of rueing with the loss of a lot of those clubs that Sophie and I grew up in – that sort of sweaty excitement and the sensuality that comes when you cram people in such a tiny space.”
Garbage will release the song on a two track fluorescent orange 10″ vinyl through their own Stunvolume label at select independent retailers this Saturday, April 18. Head HERE to find a participating record store.
An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.