In a recent Q&A with SPIN’s Chris Martins, Garbage’s Shirley Manson admitted recording the band’s first album in seven years, Not Your Kind of People, was amazingly freeing. “I loved the experience of making it,” she said. “It was the first time being in the studio that I didn’t feel intimidated or stymied.” Martins described the results like this: “Sleaze. Gloom. Glam. Noise. Songs about beloved freaks and lying lovers. Grungy, trip-hop-addled pop designed to stoke the last dance at the end of days.”
What exactly does that sound like? Now’s your chance to hear it for yourself: SPIN is premiering Not Your Kind of People here right now! While you’re listening, we recommend reading Manson’s SPIN Interview as well as her recollections of recording all of Garbage’s albums (find out which LP she was talking about when she said, “This record has long been dismissed as the weak link in our discography, but we feel differently”):
• The SPIN Interview: Shirley Manson
• Shirley Manson Talks Through Garbage’s Discography
Get a free download of the opening track “Automatic Systematic Habit” and pre-order the album here! The LP is available exclusively on iTunes May 15 and May 22 everywhere else.
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