GARBAGE announce new album ‘STRANGE LITTLE BIRDS’ for June release

GARBAGE announce new album 'STRANGE LITTLE BIRDS' for June release 1
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Garbage (Shirley Manson, Steve Marker, Duke Erikson and Butch Vig) today announced Strange Little Birds, their sixth studio album, which will be released on June 10th on the band’s own label STUNVOLUME. The band recently shared the title via Twitter, and today released the track listing and artwork. The album, produced by the band, is the follow up to 2012’s heralded Not Your Kind of People.

Working initially in Vig’s basement and then at Red Razor Sounds in Los Angeles, Garbage drew on a variety of sources, from their recent fan letters back to the albums they loved growing up. “The guiding principle was keeping it fresh, and relying on instinct both lyrically and musically”, said front woman Shirley Manson. Strange Little Birds is “less fussed over” than anything Garbage has ever made. “We fell in love with immediacy,” adds Vig.

Some will hear echoes of Garbage’s 1995 debut album in Strange Little Birds — including Manson herself. “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. In part, she says, that’s a result of not having anyone to answer to.”

Garbage will perform at various festivals and headline shows across Europe this summer. See below for confirmed dates and additional live dates will be announced in the coming weeks.


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


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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