Garbage Announce Exclusive RSD Single, “Destroying Angels”

The upcoming Record Store Day: Black Friday will feature an exclusive new single from Garbage! Teaming up with John Doe and Exene Cervenka, Garbage will release a new song called "Destroying Angels"; its b-side is their cover of David Bowie's "Starman," taken from a Howard Stern radio broadcast earlier this year. The 7" vinyl will be…

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Garbage Aiming To Release Next Album By Early 2020

Garbage is working on a new album. The followup to 2016's Strange Little Birds, the next record will be their 7th. The band has been writing and recording songs throughout the year, though they have a good excuse for the slow pace: 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of their sophomore album, Version 2.0. As such,…

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Garbage Updates Fans On Studio Progress For Album #7

In February, Garbage finished preliminary work on their next album. Despite drummer Butch Vig’s hopes of a summer 2018 release, in a recent interview with Consequence of Sound's Kyle Meredith, frontwoman Shirley Manson affirmed that album #7 will be out in 2019. In addition to celebrating the 20th anniversary of the sophomore album, Version 2.0, the band also…

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Garbage Announces ‘Version 2.0’ Reissue Coming This June

After celebrating the 20th anniversary of their self-titled debut in 2015, Garbage fans knew another celebration was in store for the band's sophomore record. Sure enough, last fall Garbage confirmed their commemorative plans. They already revealed some 20 Years Paranoid tour dates for Europe. Today, Garbage finally announced that the Version 2.0 reissue will be released on…

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Garbage Plans To Release 7th Album In 2019

Earlier this week, Garbage finished preliminary work on their next album. In a new interview with Kyle Meredith from Consequence of Sound, frontwoman Shirley Manson spoke about the band's plans for album #7. Despite drummer Butch Vig's hopes of a summer 2018 release, Shirley now says 2019 is more realistic. No matter - we have…

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Garbage Has Officially Begun Recording Album #7

Last summer, only a year after releasing their album Strange Little Birds, Garbage shared a brand new song. "No Horses" was our first taste of where their next record is going, and one of five songs they'd already started. In August, drummer Butch Vig predicted that the next album would come out in summer 2018…

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Garbage To Release 7th Album & Celebrate 20 Years Of ‘Version 2.0’ In 2018

In 2015, Garbage celebrated the 20th anniversary of their eponymous debut album with a massive reissue and their 20 Years Queer tour. In addition to a remastered version of Garbage, the reissue also included all of the era's b-sides as well as tons of remixes. Now, with the 20th anniversary of their second album, 1998's Version…

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Watch Garbage’s Political New Music Video For “No Horses”

Last month, Garbage introduced their new song, "No Horses," during their Rage And Rapture tour with Blondie. Frontwoman Shirley Manson describes the song as depressing and their darkest yet - quite a feat considering their intense discography. "No Horses" takes us to a dystopian, apocalyptic future, a place it can seem we're headed towards already.…

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Garbage Performs Brand New Song, “No Horses”

Last week, Garbage announced that they're releasing a new song called "No Horses" this summer. They shared some lyrics for the "depressing" new song, and confirmed a music video is also on the way. Yesterday, Garbage kicked off their Rage And Rapture tour in Saratoga, CA with a live debut of "No Horses"! The song…

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Garbage Previews New Single, “No Horses”

Last month, Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson revealed that the band was planning to release a new single in tandem with their upcoming tour with Blondie. The tour kicks off next Wednesday, and Garbage just started teasing the new single. "No Horses" is coming soon... on July 14th, if Amazon's expected release date is right. Garbage…

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Garbage Is Back In The Studio Recording A “Depressing” New Song

It hasn't even been a full year since Garbage released their last album, Strange Little Birds, and already the band is working on new music. With a summer Rage And Rapture Tour with Blondie already announced, it makes sense that Garbage may want to include a new song on the setlist. Today, frontwoman Shirley Manson shared a picture…

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Shirley Manson Sings On New ‘American Gods’ Song, “Queen Of The Bored”

Garbage's Shirley Manson is making her return to television. Not as an actor this time, but rather as the voice singing over the American Gods soundtrack. Starz just premiered a new show called American Gods, based on Neil Gaiman's 2001 novel of the same name. Composer Brian Reitzell teamed up with Shirley Manson for "Queen…

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Throwback To When Garbage Took The World By Storm With “Only Happy When It Rains”

You've probably heard that "April showers bring May flowers." Now that April and early spring are upon us, we can expect some indecisive weather and maybe some torrential rain, and we might was well enjoy it. Garbage certainly seems to! Let's celebrate April's showers with one of our favorite hits of the last 25 years, "Only Happy…

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Garbage Covers Cat Stevens’s “Where Do The Children Play?” For Charity

Garbage has contributed a cover of Cat Stevens's 1970 song, "Where Do The Children Play?," to a new United Nations charity album. The compilation, Music To Inspire: Artists UNited Against Human Trafficking, includes more than 30 different artists and 60 different songs that fight against slavery and human trafficking. It's an honorable effort and a worthy cause.…

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Garbage Announces New Book Out In 2017

Garbage has been having a big year, and they're not slowing down anytime soon. They celebrated the 20th anniversary of their self-titled debut album last year with a tour and a re-release of Garbage and all its b-sides. They released their stellar 6th album, Strange Little Birds, this June. It has launched the singles "Empty" and "Magnetized" as…

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Garbage Electrifies In “Magnetized” Music Video

Earlier this year, Garbage released their dark sixth album, Strange Little Birds. It was led by the infectious first single, "Empty," and now fans get to enjoy "Magnetized" as the second single. "Magnetized" has moody verses, starting with the opening line in which Shirley Manson declares she's not in love. But the choruses, in contrast, are…

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Playing It Safe: Why Did Music Stop Being Honest & Fearless?

For some years now, I have felt a growing dissatisfaction with the songs that dominate radio stations and the artists that take up most entertainment news stories. This must make me sound like an out-of-touch old grouch who just doesn't get kids these days, but I'm only in my mid-20s. I love music, and yet lately I…

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Review: Garbage’s Dark ‘Strange Little Birds’ Is Their Best Album In Years

In 2014 Garbage began working on their sixth studio album, the follow-up to their 2012 comeback record, Not Your Kind Of People. They slyly shared pictures of their whiteboard full of song titles, and it seemed that the album was almost ready to be released. Instead, 2015 was dominated by a 20-year anniversary of their…

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Stop Calling Garbage A Grunge Band

Lately there's been a lot of talk about Garbage, and with good reason. Last year they celebrated the 20th anniversary of their 1995 debut album, Garbage, with a re-release of the record and a 20 Years Queer tour. Next week, the band will release their sixth studio album, Strange Little Birds. Their new songs "Empty"…

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Garbage Drops Lyric Video For New Song, “Even Though Our Love Is Doomed”

Following the first single, "Empty," Garbage has suddenly shared another new song from their upcoming album, Strange Little Birds. "Even Though Our Love Is Doomed" is a dark, slow-building song written by drummer Butch Vig; it also gave the album its name, and is said to be the centerpiece of Strange Little Birds. It comes with…

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Garbage Unveils Music Video For New Single, “Empty”

Garbage just released their new single "Empty" last month, the first single from their upcoming sixth studio album, Strange Little Birds. After a few weeks of teasing, the "Empty" music video is finally out for all to enjoy. There has been talk of Garbage's new album having a similar vibe to their 1995 debut album, and the music video…

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Garbage Releases “Empty” From Upcoming Album, ‘Strange Little Birds’

Garbage has been getting ready to release their upcoming sixth studio album for more than two years. After months of quiet preparation, the band officially announced Strange Little Birds will be out on June 10th featuring 11 new songs. Today Garbage released the first single from Strange Little Birds, "Empty." It's an uptempo track that is anthemic in spite…

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Garbage Reveal Release Date, Tracklist, & Cover Art For New Album, Strange Little Birds

Last month, Garbage took to Twitter and Facebook to announce the title of their upcoming sixth studio album: Strange Little Birds. Now the band has finally confirmed the release date as well. It was expected out this spring, and we can now start the countdown, because Strange Little Birds will be released on June 10, 2016. We have…

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Garbage Announces New Album, ‘Strange Little Birds’

Back in 2014, Garbage began working on their sixth studio album, the follow-up to their 2012 comeback, Not Your Kind Of People. At the time things were moving fast, and the band revealed more than 20 new song titles, but in 2015 Garbage took their time a bit more as they finished up and began…

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Music and My Mental Health

When Amanda asked me to write a guest blog for this week, my first thought was, “what do I know about music?” As I wrote in a previous post, Amanda is the one between us that has the real passion for music. I jokingly proposed “I Depend on My Sister for Literally Everything Music-Related” as…

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New Year, New Music: 16 Albums We’re Looking Forward To In 2016

Welcome to the new year! 2015 was a great year for music, but it looks like 2016 is gearing up to be even better. Some long-awaited albums may finally reach our ears this year, and some artists are set to make drastic musical change for their next records. There's plenty to look forward to, but here’s what…

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Shirley Manson Solo Song “Dark Hearts And Heart Beats” Leaks

Garbage has been busy this year, celebrating the 20th anniversary of their eponymous debut album and getting ready to release a brand new album in 2016. But how many remember that Shirley Manson was, at one point, working on a solo album? She wrote and recorded numerous songs while Garbage was on hiatus, and now we…

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Garbage’s Huge 20th Anniversary Re-Release Due October 2nd

Flashback 20 years to a time when alternative rock and a band called Garbage ruled the radio. Hits like "Only Happy When It Rains" and "Stupid Girl" were dark yet fiery, and it seemed like everyone loved Garbage. In the decades since then, the band has continued to put out unique and powerful music, and has…

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Garbage Announces 20 Years Queer Tour, Confirms Re-Release Of Debut Album

2015 is a big year for Garbage. This year marks the 20th anniversary of their debut album, Garbage. That record spawned beloved singles including "Stupid Girl," "Only Happy When It Rains," "Vow," and "Queer." If you missed the Garbage era, or simply want to relive 1995, now is your chance: This summer, Garbage is releasing…

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Garbage Unleashes Music Video For New Song “The Chemicals”

In March, Garbage announced that they would be releasing a new song called "The Chemicals" for Record Store Day. The annual music event isn't until this Saturday, but now you can hear "The Chemicals" and see its new music video. The song features co-vocals from Brian Aubert of the band Silversun Pickups. Sophie Muller directed the video.…

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Garbage Announces New Song “The Chemicals” For Record Store Day

Garbage has been working on new music for the last year, and the first taste will come on Record Store Day this April. Regular contributors to the annual music holiday, this year Garbage will release two new songs. The first is a song called "The Chemicals," and it will feature co-vocals from Brian Aubert of the…

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