Great news, Garbage fans, according to Butch Vig the band has already started work on their next album! As you may know, Garbage returned this year from an 8-year hiatus with the release of their most recent album Not Your Kind of People. After a successful album launch, the band hit the road and spent most of 2012 performing live for their legion of fans. After a short break for the holidays, the band is planning to hit the studio next month to begin recording new songs before they go on tour again at the end of February. Click below to learn more about Garbage’s plan for new music.
One of the most welcome musical comebacks of 2012 was Garbage, who released Not Your Kind of People after an eight-year hiatus from the studio. When they reentered the music industry, it was one that had changed drastically since their run of 1990s hits; the new model had shifted into dispatching music as it became ready, as opposed to waiting for 12 songs to comprise a full release. “The good thing now is we don’t even need to think in terms of an album, so we’re just thinking in terms of new music, which actually really works in our favor,” singer Shirley Manson tells Rolling Stone. “Historically, we’ve worked slow because we’ve toured so much – we go and spend a year making a record, then we go back out on the road. Now we realize we can do two or three tracks, release these tracks and then go on the road.” The momentum has already begun. “We’re gonna do some recording in January, early February,” drummer Butch Vig explains. After the sessions, Garbage will indeed hit the road again for a full touring schedule that starts in Australia at the end of February and will eventually bring them back Stateside, Manson promises, for more of the newly enthusiastic reception the band has enjoyed over the last year … “On this tour, we’ve been astounded that we just walk onstage and we get a response that is more intense than anything we have ever experienced in our lives. We’ve sold out shows all across the world, as far as Siberia. It’s like a joke; we can’t really understand it. So it’s been really overwhelming and very moving for us” … There’s also the fact the band, who released Not Your Kind of People independently, has learned not to care too much about outside factors anymore. “There has been a certain cutting of the strings. That’s a really powerful experience when you’re creative people, to actually have the guts to not care anymore,” Manson says. “It sounds really callous and to me, it’s the complete opposite. It’s being honest and authentic. That speaks to people and I think that’s why we still enjoy a career where others have failed, ’cause we finally figured it out. I think we were a wee bit slow.” Concludes Vig, a bit more succinctly, “It’s taken us 18 years to finally get our shit together.”
This is, like, the most fantastic news! Not Your Kind of People is in the running as my favorite album of 2012 so I can’t even tell you how exciting it is for me to dream about the release of new music sooner rather than later. Darion and I have been talking about POSSIBLY taking a trip down unda to Australia next February … coincidentally, right around the time that Garbage will be on tour there. Nothing has been decided or planned but, damn, it would be really cool to be among the first people to hear this new music live in concert. If the band starts recording in January, there’s no reason not to believe that the full album might be released sometime in 2013. Yes, folks, this is amazing news! Wee!!