Garbage set to return with new studio album in 2012

Currently in the studio, Garbage has announced plans to release their fifth studio album in the Spring of 2012. The album will be their first in seven years and is being recorded in a basement in the Atwater Village area of Los Angeles, CA.

The as yet untitled album is being produced by Garbage, engineered by Billy Bush, and mixed by Butch Vig and Billy Bush.

In a press release, the band issued a statement: “Years-worth of pent-up music came out in some bizarre ways- bleary cell phone memos became real songs, conversations turned into lyrics, and new computer gizmos inspired wicked tangents. Ghosts came in, had their say. Everyone brought ideas, and everyone fought their corner.  At the end of the day it all gets shoved through the four-way brain filter that is Garbage and it ends up sounding like nobody else. Red feathers and black tar.”

 After forming in Madison, WI, Garbage released their self-titled debut album in 1995 and rode a wave of visually arresting, female-fronted alternative rock bands. The album spawned the hit singles “Stupid Girl” and “Only Happy When It Rains” and was certified double platinum in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The band won the Breakthrough Artist Award at the 1996 MTV Europe Music Awards. Their second album, ‘Garbage 2.0,’ was released in 1998 and topped the charts in the United Kingdom. It was nominated for two Grammy Awards including Album of the Year and Best Rock Album.

2001’s ‘Beautiful Garbage’ was named one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 10 Albums Of The Year. In 2005, Garbage released ‘Bleed Like Me,’ earning the band it’s highest chart position with a No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. In 2007, the band released a retrospective collection called ‘Absolute Garbage.’ Garbage has sold over 12 million albums worldwide.

Garbage is Shirley Manson (vocals, guitar), Steve Marker (guitars, keyboards), Duke Erikson (guitars, keyboards) and Butch Vig (drums, loops).

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