Garbage’s sixth studio album Strange Little Birds is now available in stores and at all digital retailers

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GARBAGE’S NEW ALBUM
STRANGE LITTLE BIRDS OUT TODAY

“The electronic rockers return with a sixth studio album as cool and caustic as their 1995 debut”

NME
 
“Garbage haven’t released an album this immediate, melodically strong and thematically interesting since their self-titled 1995 debut.” Mojo
 
5/5 stars Renowned For Sound
 
“Strange Little Birds is a glorious new beginning” Nerdist


LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 10, 2016 – Garbage’s sixth studio album Strange Little Birds is now available in stores and at all digital retailers. The album was recorded and produced by the band (Shirley Manson, Steve Marker, Duke Erikson and Butch Vig) in Los Angeles and released via their own STUNVOLUME Records. Strange Little Birds is the follow up to 2012’s heralded Not Your Kind of People. The album is available for purchase both physically HERE and digitally HERE. To watch their music video for the album’s single “Empty”, directed by longtime collaborator Samuel Bayer, click HERE.
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 frontwoman 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.”
Earlier this month Garbage announced their ‘Strange Little Birds’ U.S. tour in support of the new album. The dates will kick off on July 6th at Summerfest in Milwaukee and follow a run of European dates. Tickets are now available for purchase. Check www.Garbage.com for additional details and details on VIP experience packages, including: early entry, soundcheck access, Q&As, meet and greets, photo opps with the band, exclusive merch, and more.
GARBAGE LIVE DATES
June 10 – Nova Rock Festival – Nickelsdorf, Austria
June 13 – Troxy – London, UK
June 14 – Rock City – Nottingham, UK
June 16 – Mad Cool Festival – Madrid, Spain
June 18 – 101WKQX PIQNIQ – Chicago, Illinois
July 6 – Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
July 7 – Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
July 8 – SumTur Amphitheater – Omaha, NE
July 10 – Uptown Theatre – Kansas City, MO
July 12 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
July 13 – Z104.5 The Edge 21st Birthday Bash, Brady Theater – Tulsa, OK
July 15 – Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
July 16 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
July 17 – PromoWest Fest – Columbus, OH
July 19 – The Mill & Mine – Knoxville, TN
July 20 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
July 22 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
July 23 – Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC
July 25 – The National – Richmond, VA
July 27 – Starland Ballroom – Sayerville, NJ
July 28 – House Of Blues Boston – Boston, MA
July 30 – The Fillmore Philly- Philadelphia, PA
July 31 – Rams Head Live! – Baltimore, MD
August 1 – Summerstage – New York, NY
August 3 – The Lincoln Theater – Washington, DC
August 6 – River Nights – Rheinfelden, Switzerland
August 8 – Lokerse Festival – Lokeren, Belgium
August 10 – A Summer’s Tale – Luhmühlen, Germany
August 12 – Fête du Bruit, Landerneau, France
August 14 – Kubana Festival, Riga, Latvia
August 16 – Live Park Zappa, Tel Aviv, Israel
 

STRANGE LITTLE BIRDS TRACKLISTING
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
Photo credit: Joseph Cultice
ABOUT GARBAGE
Garbage is Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig. After forming in Madison, WI, Garbage released their self-titled debut album in 1995. The band’s unique sound and provocative visual aesthetic, inspired massive worldwide attention and success. Their follow up album, Version 2.0, released in 1998, topped charts all over the world and garnered multiple Grammy Award nominations including Album Of The Year. Garbage went on to release two more albums: 2001’s Beautiful Garbage and 2005’s Bleed Like Me, the latter of which earned the band its highest chart position with a No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. After a 7-year hiatus, the band released their fifth studio album Not Your Kind of People in 2012 on their independent record label, STUNVOLUME. The album was named one of Rolling Stone magazine’s Top 50 Albums of 2012 and was hailed as the “alternative to everything,” by Pitchfork. Garbage has sold over 12 million albums worldwide and performed in over thirty-five countries. Last year the band celebrated its 20th anniversary with their SOLD OUT ’20 Years Queer’ world tour and the release of a special 20th anniversary edition of their debut album, re-mastered and featuring previously unreleased material.
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