Anglo-American grunge rock legends Garbage have released their latest single, the glammy techno stomper ‘Wolves’.
This is the third Garbage single we have been gifted with this year: ‘No Gods No Masters’ and ‘The Men Who Rule the World’ were killer releases in the first months of 2021, and now the band has gone three for three on the way to No Gods No Masters‘ upcoming June 11 release date.
“This song reminds me of my younger self, when there were two sides to my personality,” lead vocalist and beloved cultural icon Shirley Manson explains. “I hurt so many people in my life, both knowingly and unknowingly, I’m sure. But when you’re young and in self-survival mode, much like a baby rattlesnake, you have no idea how strong your venom is. But it has the power to kill. You’re just out there having fun… This is the pop song off the record.”
And what delicious pop it is. Garbage were some of the earliest boundary pushers of the grunge era. Thanks to them, a litany of band’s that featured electronic, industrial, feminist, pop, and experimental leanings could play next to macho bearded guys down-tuned into oblivion.
The only downside to Garbage is that their signature sound keeps them stuck in a very specific time period: the late ’90s. No updates in technology or change in trends will prevent the band from sounding exactly like they did two decades ago.
But if that’s what you’re buying into, and it’s certainly what I’m buying into, then there’s no complaining to be had. I’m a simple man: I like Garbage songs, so when I get a Garbage song, I’m not going to groan about how it sounds like a Garbage song. What are they gonna do, make a reggae record?
Listen to ‘Wolves’ down below. No God No Masters is set to be released on June 11.