Due to Garbage and Screaming Females fans asking for a digital version of the cover we recorded of Bruce S and Patti Smith’s Because the Night especially for RSD , we have made it available in the US on ITUNES as from today. “Because The Night” will be available INTERNATIONALLY on ITUNES starting MONDAY MAY 13th.
MAY 13th also marks the day that our 10” Record Store Day vinyl will FINALLY be available at indie record stores in the UK.
Check out the video below of our two bands recording the song at EastWest studios in LA earlier this year.
Calling ALL FANS in the UK ONLY! We have just been informed that the companies involved with delivering and distributing our music in the UK have failed to deliver our 10” Limited Edition Vinyl to the UK Independent Record Stores as previously expected.
Therefore we wanted to let you all know IMMEDIATELY so you do not get bitterly disappointed tomorrow morning. PLEASE NOTE: We have been told that the records will arrive and be on sale at the original outlets on MONDAY. We have to take them on their word and assume this will indeed be the case.
We are so PISSED OFF and disappointed about this. And so sad that on Record Store Day in the UK our little jewel will not be available for sale.
Please accept our sincere apologies but the circumstances were WAY beyond our control.
Now you see why musicians lose their minds over the course of time and the music BUSINESS just continues to live up to it’s reputation.
As we’ve already mentioned, it was incredibly difficult to choose our winners for the Viva Mexico Contest. We wanted you to see just how difficult, so we’ve put all of the submissions up here for all of you to see.
We also decided to make a video for our song “The One” with almost all of the images that we received. Check it out below.
Thanks again to everyone who participated. We love you and can’t wait to see you in Monterrey and Mexico City!
We truly have been amazed and moved by all the wonderful submissions we received from our awesome Mexican fans. We wish we could pick all of you as winners but unfortunately we can’t…so for those who did not win, we’re working on something special for you instead.
After much deliberation we were able to pick four favorite submissions for each show date. But after additional deliberation, we found we simply could not narrow our favorites down to one winner in each city…so we’ll just have to stick to four winners in Monterrey and four winners in Mexico City!
And the winners are…..
Claudia Gomez Narvaez
Fernando Arredondo Ramirez
Jonatan Lopez Hernandez
Edgar Padilla Martinez
These artists have each won a pair of tickets to our Monterrey or Mexico City show, a meet and greet with us (includes autographs, and photos), and a piece of Garbage merch of their choosing from our merch booths on show day.
We are so excited to come back to Mexico to play a show for our amazing fans in Monterrey and Mexico City (whom we haven’t seen in 8 years)! This time we want to make it extra special…
Since we know you are all so talented, we would like for you to create a Garbage inspired piece of artwork based around one of the following two subjects: Frida Kahlo OR Day Of The Dead. Your artwork can be a photograph, a painting, a drawing, a poem, a video, lyrics or a piece of music.
On April 12th we will post our 2 favorite pieces on our Facebook and Website!
The artists behind each piece will win a pair of tickets to our Monterrey or Mexico City show, a meet and greet with Garbage (includes autographs, and photos), and a piece of Garbage merch of your choosing from our merch booths on show day.*
*Please include in the subject line either MONTERREY or MEXICO CITY based on which show you would prefer to attend. Please note that we will not be able to provide any type of transportation to either show so bare this in mind when you submit your art. Please keep all attachments under 2 MB.
This year we once again wanted to release something special in celebration of Record Store Day 2013. We decided to record the duet that we had been performing on tour with the Screaming Females towards the end of 2012. The SF flew across country from New Jersey to Los Angeles so we could record it all together at EastWest Studio 1 in Hollywood ; 2 drum kits, 2 bass rigs, 2 guitars, 2 microphones and 1 piano. No mean feat.
The song? A cover of Patti Smith’s “Because the Night”. Why? Because it’s awesome.
The track will be featured on a limited edition 10” vinyl dropping Record Store Day 2013 . The 10” will also include a remix by Beatport contest winner Konstantin Kazhev titled “Automatic Systematic Habit Costa Cadeu Remix” and an additional Garbage original song titled “Love Like Suicide”.
In case you missed it, check out this short video we made in honor of Record Store Day 2013. Don’t forget to support your local record store on April 20th!
By now we’re sure you’ve heard that Mr. Eric Avery has been invited to join ranks with NIN on their recently announced world tour, and will therefore be leaving us as our resident touring bass player at the end of our upcoming North American dates. As sad as we are to see Eric go, we are all incredibly excited for him. We think the world of NIN and we think the world of Eric.
It has been close to impossible…but we’ve narrowed down our pool of finalists to just four!
We’ll spend the weekend deliberating on which design will take the grand prize and on Monday we will announce who will see their design go into production, receive the final finished t shirt, an autographed limited edition 7” of their choosing, and a phone call from any band member they would like.
Look at all of your amazing submissions! As you can imagine it has been nearly impossible for us to choose one winner…so we’ve decided to push back our official announcement date by a few days. Today we bring you each band member’s favorite submissions. Tomorrow we will announce each band member’s pick for winner. Monday we will announce our official contest winner. We want to emphasize that this has been really difficult and even if you didn’t make it into the short list, that doesn’t mean your design wasn’t fantastic or that it failed in anyway. There never is a question of one thing being “better” than another where art is concerned. These designs just happened to appeal most to each of us on this particular day. Thanks to everyone who submitted!!