Stream Garbage's First New Song in Five Years, "Blood for Poppies"


Guys who loved Shirley Manson in the ’90s and girls who wanted to be her, take note: Garbage is back. In May, the band will release its first studio album in over seven years, Not Your Kind of People. So, what do they sound like these days? Stereogum has posted “Blood for Poppies,” the first full song from the record to reach the Internet, and it sounds both familiar and new. Back in the days of “Push It,” Garbage were hailed for juxtaposing alternative rock with electronic beats, creating a fresh, exciting hybrid. But what jumps out at us in “Blood for Poppies” is that chainsaw guitar riff — in fact, the track reminds us a bit of Sleigh Bells, albeit with New Wave pacing and Manson’s less-sugary vocals. While this may not be the single that saves mainstream-radio rock, it’s got earworm potential, and Garbage certainly has our attention. Listen after the jump and let us know whether you’re happy to see the band make a comeback.