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Garbage Announce New Album, “Strange Little Birds”

Strange Little Birds Due Out June 10 via STUNVOLUME

Mar 10, 2016 Photography by Joseph Cultice Garbage
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Garbage have announced a brand new album, Strange Little Birds, for release on June 10 via the band’s own label STUNVOLUME. It’s the follow-up to 2012’s Not Your Kind of People. Below is the tracklist and cover art, as well as some tour dates.

The band (Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker, and Butch Vig) started work on the album in Vig’s basement before continuing at Red Razor Sounds in Los Angeles. A press release says that the album was partly inspired by recent fan letters and the albums they grew up loving. “The guiding principle was keeping it fresh, and relying on instinct both lyrically and musically,” says Manson in the press release, which promises that the album is “less fussed over” than previous Garbage albums. As Vig puts it: “We fell in love with immediacy.”

Manson also says Strange Little Birds is a good companion piece to their 1995-released self-titled debut album. “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.”

Last year the band released Garbage: 20th Anniversary Edition, a reissue of their self-titled debut album. They also embarked on the “20 Years of Queer Tour,” in which they played the album (which featured the singles “Queer,” “Only Happy When It Rains,” “Stupid Girl,” “Vow,” and “Milk”) in its entirety.

Also be sure to read our 2015 interview with Shirley Manson about Garbage and the “20 Years of Queer Tour.”

Strange Little Birds Tracklist:

1. Sometimes

2. Empty

3. Blackout

4. If I Lost You

5. Night Drive Loneliness

6. Even Though Our Love Is Doomed

7. Magnetized

8. We Never Tell

9. So We Can Stay Alive

10. Teaching Little Fingers To Play

11. Amends

Garbage Tour Dates:

May 24 - La Cartonnerie ­- Reims, France

May 26 - Rock im Revier Festival - Dortmund, Germany

May 27 - Women Of The World Festival - Frankfurt, Germany

May 28 - Rockavaria Festival - Munich, Germany

May 30 - The Paradiso - Amsterdam, Holland

May 31 - Den Atelier - Luxembourg, Luxembourg

June 1 - Caribana Festival - Nyon, Switzerland

June 3 - Le Radiant - Lyon, France

June 4 - Montereau Confluence Festival - Montereau, France

June 5 - La Belle Electrique - Grenoble, France

June 7 - Center Urbane Kulture Kino Siska - Ljubljana, Slovenia

June 8 - Fabrique - Milan, Italy

June 10 - Nova Rock Festival - Nickelsdorf, Austria

June 13 - Troxy - London, UK

June 14 - Rock City - Nottingham, UK

August 8 - Lokerse Festival - Lokeren, Belgium

August 10 - A Summer’s Tale - Luhmühlen, Germany


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