Monday, March 19, 2012

Garbage Unveils Debut Single From Upcoming Album

Garbage has released the first single from their upcoming album, Not Your Kind Of People which is scheduled for release on May 15th via their own Stunvolume label. This is their first new album in 7 years. "Blood For Poppies" can be downloaded for FREE, on their website or using the handy widget at the bottom of the post for a limited time so grab it quick folks.

On Record Store Day, April 21, the band will release the single on a limited edition white vinyl 7-inch that will feature the track plus and exclusive remix by drummer Butch Vig.

They will be on the road this spring to support the albums. Yes, they'll be in New York, but their Webster Hall show on 5/22 is already sold out! But you could take a little road trip to Atlantic City where they will be at the House of Blues on 5/25 (follow @Garbage on Twitter for ticket sale info).

Garbage unveiled "Blood For Poppies," on as a free download. "We decided to give the track to our fans first," said the members of Garbage. "We've always had the most amazingly loyal fans, and we wanted to show them just how much they mean to us by setting it free to them first." "Blood For Poppies" is the first single from the bands highly anticipated album Not Your Kind Of People, which is due out on May 15th on the bands very own STUNVOLUME record label. On April 21st for Record Store Day, Garbage will release "Blood For Poppies" on a limited edition, white vinyl 7-inch that will feature the track and an exclusive remix by drummer Butch Vig.

Garbage front-woman Shirley Manson said, "'Blood For Poppies' is meant to feel sort of like an abstract dream. The inspiration came from a story I had read in The Los Angeles Times about the opium trade and also from watching the documentary Restrepo. It's not literal in any sense whatsoever but it's a song about disorientation and delusion and the human struggle to stay sane in the face of insanity."