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 (through Liberator Music in Australia). The band recently shared the title via Twitter, and today released the tracklisting 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 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, rather than any of the previous records,” she says. “It’s getting back to that beginner’s headspace. In part, that’s a result of not having anyone to answer to.”
Strange Little Birds tracklisting
If I Lost You
Night Drive Loneliness
Even Though Our Love Is Doomed
We Never Tell
So We Can Stay Alive
Teaching Little Fingers To Play
Strange Little Birds - Garbage