From The Desk Of Garbage’s Steve Marker: Peter Hook

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 for two weeks, but for those of you who need more Garbage, read our 20 Questions feature with Shirley Manson and Butch Vig.

Marker: If you accept the simple truth that the records of Joy Division and then New Order are as vital to all of our lives as bread and water and air, you probably know that all of those classic songs are based on Peter Hook‘s bass parts. I steal from them constantly. You know that Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony da-da-da-dum intro part? Not as good as “Love Will Tear Us Apart.” Sorry. You can hear that influence in our Garbage music all the time, too.

Video after the jump.