(SEE THEM AT PIQNIQ) Garbage Makes The ’90s Sound Fresh Again On ‘Strange Little Birds’

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(from chicagoist.com)

Butch Vig, Steve Marker and Duke Erikson could have coasted when they formed Garbage with lead singer Shirley Manson. Vig had already produced era-defining work with Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins; he could easily have stuck with the angsty hard rock that made him famous. Instead, Vig and company created Garbage’s eponymous debut album, which sounded digital yet somehow still human and warm. It was the first alt-rock album that sounded completely of the ‘90s. Now, the band is releasing their seventh album, Strange Little Birds (out Friday on Vagrant Records)—but it only makes sense in the context of the band’s early years as ‘90s innovators. (READ MORE HERE)

I always find it odd when local Chicago blogs decide they won’t mention PIQNIQ even when doing a full review of one of the headlining bands that will be performing the music they are reviewing LIVE!! That said, great article on Garbage. – @marconibologna