American rock legends Garbage have officially announced their new album, No Gods No Masters, and its release can’t come quick enough. Set to drop on the 11th of June, it represents the seventh studio album from the consistently revered act.
“This is our seventh record, the significant numerology of which affected the DNA of its content: the seven virtues, the seven sorrows, and the seven deadly sins,” says frontwoman/vocalist Shirley Manson. She continues: “It was our way of trying to make sense of how f**king nuts the world is and the astounding chaos we find ourselves in. It’s the record we felt that we had to make at this time.”
It truly is more difficult to ignore what we’ve all been through over the past year than to acknowledge it, given the immense amount of both change and injustice that’s taken place. The first single off the record, ‘The Men Who Rule The World’, leads the charge, created as a protest against the dystopian social climate that we find ourselves in. “The men who rule the world/Have made a fucking mess,” Manson sings. “The women who crowd the courtrooms all accused of being whores.”
No Gods No Masters will also see the deluxe treatment, with a special edition of the record featuring Garbage renditions of tracks by David Bowie, Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen. On top of that, it will feature some historical rarities, as well as appearances from Screaming Females, Brody Dalle, Brian Aubert, John Doe and Exene Cervenka. Since Garbage certainly don’t do things in halves, this is set to be one hell of a release.