Posts tagged Garbage
[Watch] Garbage - "Blood For Poppies" (Official Video)

After unveiling their comeback track last month, Garbage have today offered up the official visual for the track "Blood For Poppies" too. Filmed in LA by fashion photographer and filmmaker Matt Irwin it sees some classy looking black and white footage offering a lovely backdrop to a great track. See what you make of it above.
Not Your Kind of People arrives worldwide May 14th via the band’s own STUNVOLUME imprint. The band will also be heading out on tour starting next Monday (9th of April) at the El Rey Theater, LA. All the dates can be checked out over here.
[News] Record Store Day Unveils Full List Of 2012 Releases

With just a little under a month to go until Record Store Day, today the full list of 2012 releases has been announced. Highlights from the list include releases from The White Stripes, Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr, David Bowie, Brendan Benson, Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Garbage, Sigur Ros, Grouplove, m83, Mariachi El Bronx/The Bronx, and more.

You can head over to Record Store Day's official website for the full list of releases.

[Download] Garbage - "Blood For Poppies"

Rock legends Garbage are clearly prepping themselves for some radio time with their debut single, "Blood For Poppies" from their forthcoming album Not Your Kind Of People, which you can grab for the actual retail price of $FREE.99 courtesy of the widget below. Bonus for all you vinyl junkies out there: on Record Store Day (April 21st) the band will release a limited edition white 7" of "Blood For Poppies" with an exclusive remix of the single by drummer Butch Vig.

Not Your Kind Of People is out on May 15th via the band's very own label STUNVOLUME.

The band will also be hitting the road starting in April. You can see their extensive list of dates after the jump.

Garbage 2012 Tour Dates
9th                  Los Angeles, CA                      El Rey Theatre - SOLD OUT
10th                Los Angeles, CA                      El Rey Theatre - SOLD OUT
14th                Las Vegas, NV                          Pearl at the Palms Hotel*
16th                Tucson, AZ                              Rialto Theatre*
17th                Tempe, AZ                               The Marquee*
20th                Houston, TX                            House of Blues - SOLD OUT
21st                 Austin, TX                               La Zona Rosa - SOLD OUT
22nd               Dallas, TX                                KDGE Edge Fest - FC Dallas Stadium
24th                Aspen, CO                              Belly Up*
25th                Denver, CO                            Ogden Theater*
27th                Salt Lake City, UT                   In The Venue*
9th                 London, England                     Troxy - SOLD OUT
11th               St. Petersburg, Russia            Jubilenyi Hall
12th               Moscow, Russia                      Crocus City Hall
16th               Paris, France                           Olympia - SOLD OUT
22nd              New York, NY                          Webster Hall - SOLD OUT
23rd               Washington, DC                     930 Club - SOLD OUT
25th               Atlantic City, NJ                       House of Blues*
26th               Boston, MA                             Paradise Rock Club - SOLD OUT
28th               Toronto, ONT                          Phoenix Concert Theatre - SOLD OUT
1st                  Santa Barbara, CA                   KJEE Radio Show - Santa Barbara Bowl
16th               Hultsfred, Sweden                   Hultsfred Festival
17th               Aarhus, Denmark                    Northside Festival
19th               Amsterdamn, Holland            Melkweg Max
22nd              Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany Southside Festival
23rd               Scheessel, Germany                 Hurricane Festival, Red Stage
24th               Paris, France                             Solidays Festival
27th               Luxemburg                                Rockhal
28th               Werchter, Belgium                   Rock Werchter, Pyramid Marquee
29th               Arras, France                            Main Square Festival
6th                 Bucharest, Romania                 B'Estfest
11th               Vigevano, Italy                         10 Giorni Suoanti Festival
14th               Bilbao, Spain                            BBK Live Festival
15th               Aix-les-Bains, France               Musilac Festival
19th               Oporto, Portugal                     Mares Vivas Festival


[Listen] Garbage - "I Hate Love" (Snippet)

Yesterday Garbage shared a snippet of their first single, "I Hate Love" from their first album in seven years, Not Your Kind Of People, which they will be releasing on their label Stun Volume on May 15th. The video snippet features artwork submitted by fans. Even though it's only a 60-second clip, you can already tell that the band is back and ready to kick the crap out of everyone's eardrums with their signature sound.

The band is also curently offering a limited edition t-shirt for fans, which you can grab over on their website.

[News] Garbage Announce New Album & European Tour

Garbage have announced they will are to release their fifth studio album and follow up to 2005's Bleed Like Me with the highly anticipated, Not Your Kind Of People. The date has been set and you'll be able to get your hands on it come May 15th, 2012, via their very own label STUNVOLUME.

Along with this great news the band have announced a few european dates for May/June this year in good ol' Europe. Peep the dates after the jump.

Garbage European Dates:

9th London, England Troxy
11th St. Petersburg, Russia Jubilenyi Hall
12th Moscow, Russia Crocus City Hall
16th Paris, France Olympia

16th Hultsfred, Sweden Hultsfred Festival
17th Aarhus, Denmark Northside Festival
22nd Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany Southside Festival
23rd Scheessel, Germany Hurricane Festival, Red Stage
28th Werchter, Belgium Rock Werchter, Pyramid Marquee

[Interview] Garbage Lead Singer Shirley Manson Talks Struggle, Loss, Renewal

For six long years, there has been a void in the rock music community. After releasing Bleed Like Me and announcing that they were taking an “indefinite hiatus”, it was hard to believe that we would ever hear from the likes of female-fronted rock outfit Garbage again. While most bands praise being signed to a label as a means of gaining exposure for their music, Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson explained in an interview with Some Kind of Awesome that it was actually all of the “really greedy expectations” and getting caught up in “working to fulfill a corporate fantasy” that caused the massive break. With the band happily shedding their corporate skin and announcing that they will be releasing album number five in Spring 2012, Manson dishes how the break could not have come a better time in her life and how it also gave the band the chance to celebrate their uniqueness.

In 2008, Manson went from “feeling powerless” about the contracts that the band was tied up in to being as she put it, “an almighty powerful robot that got to kill every asshole that she came across” in her role as the liquid-metal Terminator impersonating Catherine Weaver in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.Although the experience for Manson was “absolutely liberating” because she didn’t have to feel any of the pressures or being a lead singer, she noted, “The one thing that I learned on the TV show was that I really missed my band. Really missed making music. Really missed playing."

"When I lost her I was like 'Oh my god. I have to go back to who I really [am]…'"

This was intensified later that year at the end of November when her mother passed away due to complications of dementia.“When you lose a mother it changes your whole life and changes your outlook on everything,” she said, ”when I lost her I was like 'Oh my god. I have to go back to who I really [am]… I've been a musician since I was 15. I really don't know anything else. I think I felt like I needed to get back there to regroup myself, so I said ‘It’s time to go back and start making music again. It’ll make me feel a bit better' And it did.”

She wasn’t the only one who was feeling a sense of loss that year. As she explained to us, “A lot of crazy shit had started to happen the year that I lost my mother. Friends of mine also lost their six year old child, one of my best friends lost their husbands and was left with an 18 month child and two other kids. It was a really crazy year. It was terrifying. It's like watching your friends get swept up in this cyclone of horror. It definitely propelled me [toward making music again]”. In fact, while performing at the funeral of six-year-old Pablo Castelaz, son of her close friend and Dangerbird Records co-founder Jeff Castelaz she ran into fellow Garbage member and producer extraordinaire Butch Vig. It was there that the two of them started talking about making music again.

According to Manson, recording this new album was actually a pleasant experience this time around, which she partially attributes to the fact that they are free of all of their corporate deals. They’ve had their masters reverted back to them, they are out of their publishing deal. She noted, “For the first time in a long time we have felt no external pressure. We’re free and clear to do whatever we want and how we want to do it. We have no record company A&R douchebag coming into the studio and proffering their opinions. That is amazing.”

It clearly was affecting the overall morale in the studio because she was very outspoken on the subject, adding, “You have no idea how that rains on your parade when a fucking idiot who you don't even want in the room in the first place comes in sits, listens to your music and proffers some opinions upon you know that aren't welcome. But you know you have to be polite so you're kind, you know, tolerant, but you want to take this person and throw their head down the toilet. Not that we have to listen to these people but having that vibe cross into your world all of a sudden it stops anything fun ‘cause all of a sudden you're aware that there's people who have expectations and they want certain things form you and they expect certain things at certain times."

"To be unique in a world that has an infinite sea of music is something that we value."

Although it’s been six years since their last studio album, Manson isn’t worried about competing with the buzz bands of the week. As she explained, “We’ve looked back after six years of not doing anything and realized that no one was sitting in our seat. We realize that we are unique. For better or worse we make records that don’t sound like anybody else. To be unique in a world that has an infinite sea of music is something that we value. We’re proud of it.”

While Garbage fans far and wide anxiously await signs of studio album number five, which Manson considers to be their “strongest collection of songs” to date, she is looking forward to touring more than anything else. “We just want to go out and play some shows and actually reconnect with something in ourselves,” she said, “it’s not really about record sales or ‘Wow are we gonna get A listed on Radio One in the UK?’ We don’t really give a shit. It would be nice, but we don’t really give a shit.”

Be sure to follow along with us in the coming months for Garbage updates. Garbage is on Twitter and Facebook. You can also see what Shirley Manson is up to on her Facebook page.