About two weeks ago, I went with some friends to see Muse perform at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI. While they put on a pretty entertaining performance, the show was, in my opinion, stolen by the opening act, Los Angeles rockers Dead Sara. With fierce, driving riffs from guitarist Siouxsie Medley, thumping bass lines courtesy of Chris Null, Sean Friday’s thunderous drums, the band had the audience throwing their hands in the air and cheering wildly. Singer Emily Armstrong’s voice blasted the crowd, soaring high at points while other times taking on a raspy, ferocious, vicious snarl, ultimately ending up as a highlight to the performance.
Tonight is the band’s last show with Muse at Las Vegas’s Mandalay Bay Resort.
Below you can find our exclusive one-on-one interview with Emily where we talk the tour with Muse, life on the road, and the future plans of the band. READ MORE
Industrial-tinged group IO Echo will be opening up for alt-rockers Garbage on a N. American tour this Spring. The group, who were handpicked to open up for Nine Inch Nails, will be touring with Garbage from mid-March to early April and will be supporting their upcoming debut LP Ministry Of Love, which comes out Apr. 2nd. All tour dates can be found below. READ MORE
And so another year comes to a close. 2012, just like any other year, you had your gems and you had your flops when it came to album releases. For this article, I’d like to give you my Top 10 albums of 2012 as well as several honorable mentions that didn’t exactly make the cut but were too good to leave unmentioned. So, read on to see my Top 10 Albums Of 2012!
Make sure to check out my worst 5 albums here. READ MORE
Rock band Garbage will be performing their song “I Hate Love” on Jay Leno’s The Tonight Show tonight at 11:35pm EST on NBC. The song comes from their latest album Not Your Kind Of People (review), which came out earlier this year and was the first all new Garbage album in over seven years. You can listen to the song below.
Also, make sure to check out our interview with Butch Vig here. READ MORE
Last night (Wed., Oct. 3rd), Garbage performed two songs on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, “Control” and “Blood For Poppies”. The songs come from their latest album Not Your Kind Of People (review). You can watch the videos below.
Not Your Kind Of People is the first all-new Garbage release since 2005′s Bleed Like Me. Make sure to check out our interview with Butch Vig here. READ MORE
Before you get your panties in a bunch and scream that the song doesn’t sound like black metal at all, I’m not talking about the song. I’m saying that the new video for Garbage‘s “Big Bright World” looks like it has a lot of black metal video influences. It features handheld, shaky shots of old cemeteries, catacomb-esque tunnels, artistic shots of hour glasses with the time running out… I swear, director Julie Orser must be a fan of black metal. It’s the only explanation I can come up with. Check out the video below and tell me if I’m right.
“Big Bright World” comes off Garbage’s latest album Not Your Kind Of People. Check out our review here as well as our interview with Butch Vig here. READ MORE
I’ve been a fan of Garbage since their self-titled debut album came out in 1995. Armed with a sound entirely unique unto themselves, they’ve been a band I’ve followed almost religiously with each new album announcement. And so it is, that after seven years, I was back to salivating with anticipation as their latest album, Not Your Kind Of People, inched ever closer to release. But now that I have it, was it worth the agonizing wait? Check out my thoughts below. READ MORE
Spin.com is now streaming the entire new Garbage album Not Your Kind Of People, which comes out exactly one week from today. This is the first new Garbage album in seven years and will be released on the band’s own label, Stun Volume. Also, if you head to the iTunes store, you can snag a free download of the first track “Automatic Systemic Habit”. Check out the full album stream below.
Make sure to check out our exclusive interview with Butch Vig here. READ MORE
A week and a half. That’s how much longer we have to wait until Not Your Kind Of People, the first new Garbage record in seven years, comes out. We’ve already heard their first single, “Blood For Poppies” (review), and I still can’t get enough of it. So, to build up the hype just a wee bit more, I’ve got an exclusive interview with drums/percussionist/songwriter/producer/wizard Butch Vig for you to enjoy below!
Forming in 1994, Garbage has gone on to sell over 17 million albums worldwide. Their first album, Garbage, went double platinum in the US while their second album, Version 2.0, went platinum. Make sure to preorder your copy of Not Your Kind Of People on iTunes. READ MORE
Garbage‘s first new album in over seven years, Not Your Kind Of People, is coming out in less than two weeks (preorder the special edition on iTunes) and the band is building up a bit more hype to get you all excited. Personally, my excitement level is pretty much at the peak. I LOVE this band and I can’t wait to hear new material!
In a video interview below, the members of the band discuss the track Man On A Wire and how it came to fruition. READ MORE
Note: Post written by Chris Lockett
This week’s singles include new music from Damon Albarn, Silversun Pickups, Avatar, Stellar Revival, and Garbage. Some are amazing and some are terrible, but only one can be chosen as my pick for “Single Of The Week”. So which single gets the crown? Hit the jump to find out! READ MORE
This week’s reviews include brand new releases from Garbage, Candlebox, Taproot, and The Melvins, as well as new music from Shinedown and Jack White. Also reviewed are the latest from Chevelle and Ghosts Of August. Which one did I pick as my “Single Of The Week“? Hit the jump to find out!
Not only has Garbage released their first single, Blood For Poppies, but you can download it for free for the next week! The track comes off their upcoming album, Not Your Kind Of People, which comes out May 15th. The track will be issued on a limited edition, white vinyl 7-inch on Record Store Day, April 21st. The vinyl will also include a remix from drummer Butch Vig.
Shirley Manson states, ”Blood For Poppies is meant to feel sort of like an abstract dream. The inspiration came from a story I had read in The Los Angeles Times about the opium trade and also from watching the documentary Restrepo. It’s not literal in any sense whatsoever but it’s a song about disorientation and delusion and the human struggle to stay sane in the face of insanity.”
I’ve listened to the song a few times now and I’m loving it! Check below for the free download widget and let me know what you think!
The news that Garbage was returning this year with a new album sent fans into a frenzy. After all, it had been seven years since their last studio album, Bleed Like Me. Now, with Not Your Kind Of People coming out on May 15th, the band has decided to award those of us who were alone on Valentines Day with a snippet of a song entitled I Hate Love. It took me a listen or two but I’m definitely digging it. Check it out below!
The band states: “We have the most incredible fans. We are overwhelmed by the amazing “I Hate Love” art we received from all of you from across the globe. As a Valentine’s Day treat, here’s a sneak peak of a new song called “I Hate Love’ showcasing some of your art. We weren’t able to include all of your love-hating creations in the video clip, but we will put together “I Hate Love” photo albums on our Facebook page today to display everyone’s work. We can’t thank you all enough for inspiring us.”
Garbage has set Not Your Kind Of People as the title for their upcoming record and a release date has been confirmed for May 15th, 2012. The album will be released via their own record label, STUNVOLUME. On top of this, the band has set a few European and Asian headlining tour dates and some European festival appearances. The band confirms that US tour dates are in the works. Check below for video footage of the band discussing the new album as well as the tour dates.
“Working with Garbage again was very instinctual,” said guitarist/keyboardist Duke Erikson. “Like getting on a bicycle…with three other people. We haven’t felt this good about a Garbage record since the last one!”
“Thinking about going back on the road is both thrilling and terrifying in equal measure,” said vocalist Shirley Manson. “………but we’ve always enjoyed a little pain mixed in with our pleasure.”
Garbage has just announced that they will be self releasing their upcoming album through STUNVOLUME, a new record label that they just started. The label has licensing deals worldwide, so fans all around the world will be able to get their hands on the new album, which comes out this spring. This will be the band’s fifth studio album and their first in seven years. It will be produced by the band and mixed by Butch Vig and engineer Billy Bush.
I, for one, can’t f*cking wait for this album. I’m a huge Garbage fan and I’ve been itching for a new album. Who’s with me?
Talk about waking up to good news this morning! Garbage, the female-fronted alt-rock band that was ridiculously popular in the 90′s and early 00′s has announced that they will have reunited and will be releasing their fifth studio album sometime in Spring 2012! This will mark the first new album from the band in seven years (their 2007 release, Absolute Garbage, is a greatest hits record).
Check after the jump to read some quotes from the band regarding the new album.
It’s been 4 years since Garbage released their last studio album, Bleed Like Me. Just after the Grammy’s, singer Shirley Manson teased via Facebook , “Guess who I just spent a week in the studio with?” Manson wrote, before adding, “Would you be pleased if I said one of them was called Steve and one of them was called Duke and another was a Grammy-winning producer?” Which leads the fans to assume she would be referring to her Garbage bandmates, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig. Vig is best known for his work as a Producer, having helmed Nirvana’s Nevermind and Smashing Pumpkins’ Siamese Dream.
Garbage broke onto the scene in 1995 with their self-titled debut which went Double Platinum (2 million) in the U.S. alone, going on to sell over 5 million worldwide. They had success with singles like “Only Happy When It Rains” and “Stupid Girl” as well as offering up an unreleased song “#1 Crush” to Baz Luhrman’s Romeo + Juliet in 1996. The band announced an indefinite hiatus in 2005 after the release of Bleed Like Me, saying they had not broken up but wanted to pursue other personal and creative interests. While Vig returned to producing, Manson worked on a solo album which has yet to see release. She has however started an acting career. In 2008 she appeared in the second and final season of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles as Catherine Weaver, a T-1001 Terminator.
To keep yourself updated on the progress of the record and other band news, check out Garbage.com in the coming months. READ MORE