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#songoftheday = GARBAGE: “NO HORSES”

“This is the apocalypse,” sings Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson as their new single “No Horses” comes to its chilling conclusion.  It starts off sounding like it’s going to be a synth pop song, albeit a dark one, with Shirley singing, “They’ll love you, too,” but as it goes on it grows progressively darker.  One of the best things about it is the bass guitar.  It’s prominent in the mix and a seductive groove at that.  One you’ll be hearing long after the song is gone.  To my ears, it starts off sounding like something from their most recent album, Strange Little Birds, but once the violent guitars join in it shifts into something more menacing, not unlike “Vow” from their first album.  It’s not on either of those albums though — it’s actually a one-off charity single.  To that end, all of Garbage’s profits from sales and streaming of the single will be donated to the International Committee of the Red Cross through the end of 2018.

From the press release:

“’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,” shared Garbage singer Shirley Manson on the song.

Garbage recently kicked off their U.S. co-headline “Rage & Rapture tour” with Blondie. The band will also be visiting a select number of indie record stores and bookstores across the country to sign copies of their recently-released autobiographical coffee table book “This Is The Noise That Keeps Me Awake“.

Photo: Scott Stuckey

Don’t ask me why the following text fades in like it does.  It just appeared that way when I pasted it here and I wasn’t able to correct it without destroying the links, which I didn’t want to do because I know you’re going to want to see Blondie and Garbage on this co-headling tour, which they’re calling the Rage and Rapture Tour. To view the text at the top of the posts, simply select the text and it will all appear in white, perfectly readable.

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

*Not part of Rage & Rapture Tour

Upcoming Book Signing Dates:

July 16 – Twist & Shout Records, Denver, CO
July 20 – Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Minneapolis, MN
July 23 – The Book Cellar, Chicago, IL
July 27 – Type Books, Toronto, ON
August 6 – Criminal Records, Atlanta, GA

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Paris365

An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.

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