The 96 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1996

Undoubtedly, 1996 was the year of Weird Alternative. Representing the final period before underground rock's post-grunge bubble totally burst, the hits of 1996 shook out…
SPIN Staff / August 31, 2016

Review: Garbage Have Finally Upgraded to Version 3.0 on ‘Strange Little Birds’

Some important noises on Garbage's sixth album, ranked, ascendingly: the whispery wobble in the deep background of "If I Lost You," the strobe effect that…
Theon Weber / June 17, 2016

Garbage are Streaming ‘Strange Little Birds’ in Full

Garbage's sixth studio album, Strange Little Birds, is set for release on June 10 via their own imprint, STUNVOLUME. So far, the band has shared…
Rachel Brodsky / June 3, 2016

Garbage Share Prophetic New Single, ‘Even Though Our Love Is Doomed’

In advance their sixth studio album, Strange Little Birds, Garbage released the (very good) lead single "Empty" along with an accompanying music video. Now, Shirley Manson…
Rachel Brodsky / May 27, 2016

Garbage Ripped Through ‘Empty’ on France’s ‘C à vous’ Last Night

On last night's episode of the French television show C à vous, Garbage turned up to rip through a performance of "Empty," the lead single from…
Brennan Carley / May 26, 2016

Garbage Have the Spins in Whirling ‘Empty’ Video

Garbage are a couple of weeks out from releasing their sixth studio album, Strange Little Birds, and so far we've heard one single from the…
Rachel Brodsky / May 23, 2016

Garbage’s Shirley Manson: ‘Be Flawed, Be Fragile, Be a Mess’

Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson is boiling eggs and hiding out in her Los Angeles home when she picks up the phone. "A policeman apparently discharged his weapon outside…
Rachel Brodsky / May 17, 2016

Garbage Announce 2016 U.S. Tour Dates

Garbage recently announced their sixth studio album, their first in four years, Strange Little Birds (out on June 10) and last month released the LP's first single, "Empty." The…
Brian Josephs / May 2, 2016

Garbage Can’t Shake Self-Doubt on Blazing New Single, ‘Empty’

Alt-pop pioneers Garbage recently announced news of their sixth studio album, Strange Little Birds, and now they've unveiled its first single, "Empty."
Rachel Brodsky / April 20, 2016

Garbage Announces Release Date, Track List for 20th Anniversary Edition of Debut Album

Earlier in June, in addition to their 20 Years Queer 20th anniversary tour, Garbage (quietly) said via press release that they were working on a 20th…
Rachel Brodsky / September 2, 2015

Shirley Manson and Butch Vig Answer 20 Questions for the 20th Anniversary of ‘Garbage’

Shirley Manson refers to herself a "truth-seeker." "I’ve been taught that when people ask, 'How are you,' they’re not looking to hear how you actually are,"
Rachel Brodsky / August 13, 2015

Hear Garbage’s Record Store Day Collaboration With Silversun Pickups’ Brian Aubert

As part of this year's Record Store Day, Garbage have teamed with Silversun Pickups' Brian Aubert for the glitchy, punky "The Chemicals." The video (above)…
Brennan Carley / April 16, 2015

Garbage Announce Anniversary Tour, ’20 Years Queer’

To honor the 20th anniversary of their self-titled debut album — the one that broke such essential '90s tracks as "Queer" and "Only Happy When…
Rachel Brodsky / March 2, 2015

Shirley Manson Responds to Beck’s Grammy Win by Calling Kanye West a ‘Complete Twat’

As the dust settles around Kanye West's latest public misstep around what "true artistry" means at the Grammys, Shirley Manson has unleashed some choice words…
Rachel Brodsky / February 10, 2015

Shirley Manson Meets Le Butcherettes on Moody ‘Shame, You’re All I’ve Got’

Last week we heard Garbage singer Shirley Manson break down the history behind one of her band's best songs of recent vintage. Now she lends…
Chris Martins / May 20, 2014

Hear Garbage Dissect ‘Felt’ on the Song Exploder Podcast

Shirley Manson is still one of our favorite interview subjects, and in a brand new installment of the Song Exploder podcast, you can hear her…
Chris Martins / May 16, 2014

Garbage and Brody Dalle Shout It Out in ‘Girls Talk’ Video

Garbage sneaked out a new single on Record Store Day led by the excellently acrid Brody Dalle team-up, "Girls Talk." An early stream of the track…
Chris Martins / May 5, 2014

Hear Two New Garbage Songs: ‘Girls Talk,’ and ‘Time Will Destroy Everything’

UPDATE: New YouTube audio embedded below.Garbage sneak-released a Record Store Day single this past weekend and one of the lucky fans who nabbed the green…
Chris Martins / April 21, 2014

Chuck D, Bob Mould, Garbage Mourn Death of 9:30 Club’s Josh Burdette

Josh Burdette, the beloved night manager and head of security at Washington D.C.'s 9:30 Club, died over the weekend, and a wealth of musicians have…
Kyle McGovern / September 3, 2013

Shirley Manson Wonders Why Beyonce Didn’t Say ‘Blow Me’ Over ‘Unflattering’ Photos

Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson has weighed in on Beyoncé's battle to limit what photographs we see of the pop queen. In a Facebook post over…
Marc Hogan / May 6, 2013
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