Garbage will release their second album, ‘Version 2.0’ this spring.
The album, the follow up to the band’s 1995 worldwide smash eponymous debut, is still being mixed at Butch Vig’s studios in Madison, Wisconsin. But the first single has already been confirmed – ‘Push It’, which is backed with a version of Big Star’s ’13’ and another Garbage original, ‘Lick the Pavement’.
Garbage bassist/guitarist Steve Marker told Addicted To Noise that he was “really happy with it”, and that “after we listened to those songs it was like, ‘Wow, this really sounds like a record’.”
Marker likened the sound of the record to the darkened dance vibe of the first album’s ‘As Heaven Is Wide’. The tracklisting so far is: ‘Medication’, ‘The Trick is to Keep Breathing’, ‘Hammering In My Head’, ‘Temptation’, ‘Dumb’, ‘Bend Me Break Me’ and a track supposedly in tribute to Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde.
See next week’s issue of NME for further details.