From The Desk Of Garbage’s Shirley Manson: “Melancholia” By Lars Von Trier

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.

Manson: This movie met with a lot of very negative criticism when it came out, and I have to admit that immediately after watching it I was somewhat dismissive of it myself. However I found myself thinking about it on a daily basis for weeks afterward, and it has left a profound mark on me as a result. The magical sequence of images that opens this movie held me in thrall, quite literally almost taking my breath away. Played out against the prelude from Wagner’s opera Tristan And Isolde, it is arguably the greatest first five minutes of a movie ever. For those of us who see life as a journey toward death, who are willing to watch it coming, are prepared to face it and do not need feel the need to look away … Well the end of the world has never seemed more seductive or beautiful.

Video after the jump.