Garbage Give Away Free Song, ‘Blood for Poppies,’ off New Album

2012-03-19

Story by Cat Badra

Garbage ready new album, ‘Not Your Kind of People,’ out this May

Female-fronted ‘90s alt-rockers Garbage are back with their new album, “Not Your Kind of People,” out May 15 on the band’s own Stunvolume record label. To get fans pumped for the release, for one week, the band are giving away a completely free track called “Blood for Poppies” off the new album via their official site.

“We decided to give the track to our fans first” the band said in an official statement. “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 group’s upcoming effort, and on Record Store Day, the guys (and gal) will release “Blood for Poppies” on a limited edition, white vinyl 7-inch. The Record Store Day set, which drops on April 21, will feature the track and an exclusive remix by drummer and producer extraordinaire Butch Vig.

“’Blood for Poppies’ is meant to feel sort of like an abstract dream,” Garbage front-woman Shirley Manson explained when asked about the track. “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.” Garbage will also set out on a worldwide tour in support of the album this spring, and find tour dates on the band’s official website.

 




Posted by Cat Badra | Alternative, Music, Rock News

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