Daily Deal: Garbage’s ‘Strange Little Birds’ Out On iTunes Friday
In an industry pushing big labels and digital recording, Garbage is prioritizing raw studio performance with their latest independently-distributed album. Strange Little Birds has the organic energy of their self-titled 1995 debut, with lyrics that can only come from over two decades of growth as artists.
In her recent interview with us, frontwoman Shirley Manson talked about the freedom that comes with self-producing and not caring about fame or radio play. Strange Little Birds doesn’t answer to commercial appeal, instead offering brutally honest and chilling tracks like lead single “Empty.” “Everyone in Garbage is an incredible fatalist,” Manson explained. “Even when you have something beautiful and perfect you know sooner or later, one way or another it’s going to come to an end.”
For those of you looking for a break from the onslaught of cheery summer tunes, Garbage gives us a chance to explore something bleaker. “I find sad music comforting,” she says. “I find it uplifting.”
Strange Little Birds is out on iTunes tomorrow (June 10). Watch the video for “Empty” below.
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