- Album Title: TBA
- Release Date: 2019
- Label: Stunvolume
- Recording Dates: January 2018 - Present
- Status: Writing and recording
- Teaser Single: "No Horses," released July 14, 2017
- Expected Sound: Dark, depressing, political
- Expected Themes: Politics, social issues
- Songwriters: Shirley Manson, Butch Vig, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker
After celebrating the 20th anniversary of their self-titled debut in 2015, Garbage released their last album, Strange Little Birds, in June 2016. It launched the singles "Empty" and "Magnetized," not to mention frontwoman Shirley Manson's candy pink hair. By spring 2017, though, the band was already working on the next project. First up was their book, This Is The Noise That Keeps Me Awake.
That summer, Garbage released a song called "No Horses," one of five they had already started working on. That fall, drummer Butch Vig said they hoped to have a new album out in summer 2018. Of course, that year was also the 20th anniversary of their sophomore record, Version 2.0. A reissue of that album came out in June 2018, and a handful of tour dates will follow in the fall.
Early in 2018, the band began demoing and recording for their next album. At this point, they plan to work on it off and on throughout the year - in between all the Version 2.0 celebration - with the 7th album due out in 2019.