Garbage Gives Away New Single, 'Blood for Poppies'
Nineties alt-rock favorites Garbage have released a new song, "Blood for Poppies," marking the band's official return after a nearly seven-year silence. The cut is the first single from the group's upcoming record, "Not Your Kind of People" (their first since 2005's "Bleed Like Me"), and for the next week you can grab the track as a free download on their website.
"We've always had the most amazingly loyal fans, and we wanted to show them just how much they mean to us by setting it free to them first," the band said in a press release.
With a mix of crunchy and funky guitars during the verse, "Blood for Poppies" harkens back to the days of the traveling circus that was Lollapalooza, and you can practically see the sweaty hordes bouncing and screaming in unison when Shirley Manson breaks into that infectious, sing-along chorus.
The press release also noted that fans will be able to snag a physical copy of "Blood for Poppies" when it's released as a limited edition, white vinyl 7-inch on April 21 for Record Store Day.
Garbage will release "Not Your Kind of People" on May 15 via their own STUNVOLUME record label; they'll also be touring North America and Europe this spring and summer.