Garbage's 'misfit' new album

Garbage's new album - their first since 2005's 'Bleed Like Me' - is about being ''a misfit, a geek, a nerd, a forgotten-about.''

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Garbage's new album is about being "a misfit, a geek, a nerd, a forgotten-about."

The 'Stupid Girl' group are in the studio completing their first album since 2005's 'Bleed Like Me' and say they have recaptured the energy of their self titled first album, released in 1995.

Singer Shirley Manson told Spin.com: "People we've played it for says it sounds like the first record, and I'm thinking to myself, 'It doesn't sound anything like the first record,'

"But there's an energy there that is, I think, reminiscent of the first record; a sort of hungriness is there.

"The overriding themes are pretty much about being a misfit, a geek, a nerd, a forgotten-about, in a way.

"It is really ironic because when the band initially started taking off, I thought, 'Wow, I'm no longer a geek! I'm cool! I'm hip! I'm popular! And of course, the feelings never went away."

The band - which also includes drummer Butch Vig and guitarists Duke Erikson and Steve Marker - are now at the mixing stage of their as yet untitled new album.

Butch said: "We went into the studio with no expectations other than drink a lot of wine and f**k around a lot.

"We have seven songs mixed and maybe five to go. Hopefully the record's gonna drop in late March or early April."

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