Garbage Has 7 Year Itch, Preps New LP

“Now free of all corporate obligations.”


By Blurt Staff


Garbage – Shirley
Manson (vocals, guitar), Steve Marker (guitars, keyboards), Duke Erikson
(guitars, keyboards) and Butch Vig (drums, loops) – is currently in the studio
putting the finishing touches on their fifth studio album and their first in
seven years. The new album is being recorded in a basement in the Atwater Village
area of Los Angeles, CA,
the first to be recorded outside of Madison,
WI. The as yet untitled
album will be released next spring.


The band offered
a somewhat cryptic description of the processes going on in the studio: “Years-worth
of pent-up music came out in some bizarre ways- bleary cell phone memos became
real songs, conversations turned into lyrics, and new computer gizmos inspired
wicked tangents. Ghosts came in, had their say. Everyone brought ideas, and
everyone fought their corner.  At the end of the day it all gets shoved
through the four-way brain filter that is Garbage and it ends up sounding like
nobody else. Red feathers and black tar.”


Garbage’s last
album was 2005’s Bleed Like Me, and a
best-selling greatest hits collection, Absolute
,  was released in 2007. Now free of all
their corporate obligations, the band has been able to start again with a clean
slate on their own terms. They add, “We are making a record filled with
the music we love to hear. The new songs have been inspired more by what we
haven’t been hearing rather than by what we have.”





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