From The Desk Of Garbage’s Steve Marker: Liz Fraser

Garbage is back. And the band’s sound is the same—but different. Not Your Kind Of People (StunVolume) is the quartet’s first album since 2005, and the distance has got Garbage’s creative juices flowing in exciting ways. First single “Blood For Poppies” has the same driving drums, ripping guitars and biting lyrics as earlier LPs but a poppier hook, while “Battle In Me” is much angrier and, well, Garbage-ier. Not Your Kind Of People is a great fusion of the old and the new—and after seven years of waiting, we are pretty psyched the band is back. The quartet will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com for two weeks, but for those of you who need more Garbage, read our 20 Questions feature with Shirley Manson and Butch Vig.

Marker: We wish you would come back and sing again. The Cocteau Twins records all sound like they should come out next week. Your voice is completely unique; it sounds like art and has meant so much to a lot of people through the years. It is part of our lives, and we want more! Thank you.

Video after the jump.