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Hear Garbage’s ‘Blood for Poppies,’ a Track From Their First LP in Seven Years

Garbage / Photo by Elias Tahan

It’s taken Garbage so long to return that Shirley Manson and Co. actually sound of-the-moment again. As the alt-rockers get ready to release their first album in seven years, Not Your Kind of People, on May 15, you can already hear their clinically precise grunge-glam smart bombs reverberating across new albums by artists as varied as School of Seven Bells and (as our own Rob Harvilla points out) even Lana Del Rey. “Blood for Poppy,” the first full song from the LP, is a sharply hook-packed modern rocker, anachronistic only because of its “radio”-referencing chorus… Don’t you guys have Spotify? Anyway, like Garbage’s black-eyelinered U2 cover late last year, it’s ill-served by YouTube-leak audio quality. Unlike the idea of a Garbage Pail Kids movie, it’s promising for more reasons than nostalgia.