Following the release of 2005′s Bleed Like Me, Garbage went on an "indefinite hiatus" and frontwoman Shirley Manson began work on a solo project but a mutual contract termination with the label ended that endeavor. The band briefly reunited to perform a gig at a benefit concert in 2007 and then released a greatest hits album inciting rumors that the band would begin working on new material.
On October 27 at the University of the West of Scotland, Manson announced that the band is now working on a new album. While chatting with students about a career in the music industry she said, “I’m working on a record right now with the band. We’ve recorded quite a lot but it’s difficult to quantify. It’s the first one in a long time. I took about five years off. I’d like to do some touring next year.”
She did not elaborate on the musical direction of the new album or when it would be released., but did note that, “We’re just winging it right now.”
This is the best news, oh, in EVER.
Now, let's jump back to August of 2005 when Garbage synced up with Peaches at NYC's Amsterjam festival. I was there and it's still one of my most favorite concert experiences ever. Check the video below.
mp3: Garbage - Androgyny