From The Desk Of Garbage’s Steve Marker: St. Vincent

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: Really wonderful, but you don’t need me to tell you that. Insanely great guitar parts, and that’s not even the main thing that she does. Have never seen St. Vincent live but want to very much. I love what she’s already done, and I think she has all the potential to save the the world if she wants to.