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Garbage announce first album in five years with lead cut "The Men Who Rule The World"

30 March 2021, 16:40 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Garbage have returned with news of their seventh studio album No Gods No Masters, which is accompanied by the lead single "The Men Who Rule The World".

"The Men Who Rule The World" marks the band's first new single since 2018's "Destroying Angels" recorded with legendary punk band X, and is accompanied by news of the band's first album in five years, No Gods No Masters, which will follow 2016's Strange Little Birds album.

Garbage's new protest track sees lead vocalist Shirley Manson sing about capitalism, racism, sexism and misogyny.

Manson says of their upcoming album, "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. It was our way of trying to make sense of how fucking 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."

The new album is produced by longtime collaborator Billy Bush, and began forming the songs back in summer 2018 while in Palm Springs. The band managed to form skeletal versions of the songs in two weeks, and later finished the album in LA.

Garbage will also release a deluxe edition of the album which will include rare tracks featuring Brody Dalle, Brian Aubert, John Doe and Exene Cervenka, and will also feature covers of David Bowie’s "Starman" and "Because the Night", written by Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen.

Deluxe edition tracklist:

  1. The Men Who Rule the World
  2. The Creeps
  3. Uncomfortably Me
  4. Wolves
  5. Waiting for God
  6. Godhead
  7. Anonymous XXX
  8. A Woman Destroyed
  9. Flipping the Bird
  10. No Gods No Masters
  11. This City Will Kill You
  12. No Horses
  13. Starman
  14. Girls Talk (Feat. Brody Dalle)
  15. Because the Night (Feat. Screaming Females)
  16. On Fire
  17. The Chemicals (Feat. Brian Aubert)
  18. Destroying Angels (Feat. John Doe & Exene Cervenka)
  19. Time Will Destroy Everything
"The Men Who Rule The World" is out now. Garbage's No Gods No Masters album will arrive via Stunvolume/Infectious Music on 11 June, and is available to pre-order now.
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