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Garbage’s New Album ‘Strange Little Birds’ Out Today‏

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.


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


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

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