Title: TBA | Release Date: Late Spring
Garbage  ( @garbage ) drummer Butch Vig says the band's still-untitled fifth album is complete and will likely be released in late April or early May. The new set-which he says conjures dark vibes reminiscent of Garbage's first two albums, 1995's self-titled debut and 1998's "Version 2.0" - will be released on the band's own label, whose tentative name is Stun Volume. "We got some offers from some majors, but at this point I feel it's better for us to control exactly what we want to do and not have to deal with any other corporate decisions," says Vig, whose other bandmates are vocalist Shirley Manson, bassist Duke Erikson and guitarist Steve Marker. Garbage's last album, 2001's Bleed Like Me (Almo Sounds/Geffen/Interscope), debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and has sold 284,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Vig says that songs on the new album feature elements of electronica, big beats, noisy guitars, punk riffs and atmospheric film moments. "When we started recording last February, we embraced who we are," he says. "We have an identity when the four of us make music together, and I think these days it's good to have a strong identity."
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