Strange Little Birds is the new album from American-Scottish alt-rock band Garbage.
Strange Little Birds is the new album from American-Scottish alt-rock band Garbage. Contributed

Strange Little Birds are not a load of Garbage

GARBAGE (Shirley Manson, Steve Marker, Duke Erikson and Butch Vig) announced Strange Little Birds last week, their sixth studio album, which will be released on June 10 on the band's own label Stunvolume (through Liberator Music in Australia).

The band recently shared the title via Twitter, and released the track listing and artwork.

The album, produced by the band, is the follow up to 2012's 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," frontwoman Shirley Manson said.

Strange Little Birds is "less fussed over" than anything Garbage has ever made.

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 said.



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