Garbage’s New Single “No Horses” Is a Dark, Brooding Anthem

They’ve been at it since the early 90s, but over the past 25 years or so, Garbage hasn’t shown any signs of losing the dark edge that helped make them such a hot commodity in the first place. The band released their sixth album, Strange Little Birds, about a year ago now, and today, they’ve returned with a new single called “No Horses,” and it’s full of brooding and driving energy that shows no signs of aging.

Band singer Shirley Manson said of the song:
“‘No Horses’ is basically a dream fueled anxiety attack. A dark imagining of the future in which a presiding regime values only profit and success leaving no room for tiny beautiful things, small gestures and great beasts.”

The loud-quiet dynamics translate this vision perfectly to audio, and hopefully it means they have a new album on the way. That said, it seems more likely that this is a non-album single, since profits from sales and streaming are set to go to the International Committee of the Red Cross through the end of 2018.

Garbage also just started an international tour, so find those dates below and let us know in the comments what you think of the new song.

Garbage 2017 tour dates

7/14 – Idaho Center Amphitheatre @ Nampa, ID
7/16 – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre @ Englewood, CO
7/18 – Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts @ Kansas City, MO
7/19 – Harrah’s Council Bluffs Hotel & Casino @ Council Bluffs, IA
7/21 – Mystic Lake Casino-Mystic Showroom @ Prior Lake, MN
7/22 – Ravinia Festival @ Highland Park, IL
7/25 – Artpark @ Lewiston, NY
7/26 – Sony Centre For Performing Arts @ Toronto, ON
7/28 – Count Basie Theatre @ Red Bank, NJ
7/29 – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts @ Bethel, NY
7/30 – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion @ Boston, MA
8/1 – Beacon Theatre @ New York, NY
8/2 – Mann Center for the Performing Arts @ Philadelphia, PA
8/3 – Wolf Trap @ Vienna, VA
8/5 – The Red Hat Amphitheater @ Raleigh, NC
8/6 – Chastain Park Amphitheater @ Atlanta, GA
8/8 – Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena @ Hollywood, FL
8/9 – Hard Rock Live @ Orlando, FL
8/11 – ACL Live @ Austin, TX
8/12 – Southside Ballroom @ Dallas, TX
8/14 – Palacio de Los Deportes @ Mexico City, MX
9/15 – Fantasy Springs Casino @ Indio, CA
9/16 – Kaaboo Festival @ Del Mar, CA
10/20-21 – Coordenada Festival @ Guadalajara, MX

Featured image: Scott Stuckey

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