Last fall, Garbage revisited their seminal self-titled debut with a special 20th anniversary reissue and tour. This year, however, the alt rockers are looking to add to their catalog with their first album in four years, Strange Little Birds.
Due out on June 10th through their own STUNVOLUME imprint, the LP follows 2012’s Not Your Kind of People and serves as their sixth to date. It spans 11 new songs, with titles such as “If I Lost You”, “Even Though Our Love Is Doomed”, and “Teaching Little Fingers to Play”. Recording sessions took place in the basement of band member and renowned producer Butch Vig as well as Los Angeles studio Red Razor Sounds.
As a press release notes, Strange Little Birds is the least “fussed over” album in Garbage’s discography. “The guiding principle was keeping it fresh, and relying on instinct both lyrically and musically,” frontman Shirley Manson says. Following their hunches eventually led them back to their roots — specifically, the album they’d just celebrated.
“To me, this record, funnily enough, has the most to do with the first record than any of the previous records,” continues Manson. “It’s getting back to that beginner’s headspace.”
Below, check out the artwork and full tracklist, followed by Garbage’s upcoming European tour dates.
Strange Little Birds Artwork:
Strange Little Birds Tracklist:
04. If I Lost You
05. Night Drive Loneliness
06. Even Though Our Love Is Doomed
08. We Never Tell
09. So We Can Stay Alive
10. Teaching Little Fingers to Play
Garbage 2016 Tour Dates:
05/24 – Reims, FR @ La Cartonnerie
05/26 – Dortmund, DE @ Rock im Revier Festival
05/27 – Frankfurt, DE @ Women of the World Festival
05/28-29 – Munich, DE @ Rockavaria Festival
05/30 – Amsterdam, NL @ The Paradiso
05/31 – Luxembourg, LU @ Den Atelier
06/01 – Nyon, CH @ Caribana Festival
06/03 – Lyon, FR @ Le Radiant
06/04 – Montereau, FR @ Montereau Confluence Festival
06/05 – Grenoble, FR @ La Belle Electrique
06/07 – Ljubljana, SI @ Center Urbane Kulture Kino Siska
06/08 – Milan, IT @ Fabrique
06/10 – Nickelsdorf, AT @ Nova Rock
06/13 – London, UK @ Troxy
06/14 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
08/08 – Lokeren, BE @ Lokerse Festival
08/10-12 – Luhmuhlen, DE @ A Summer’s Tale