Thursday, April 19, 2012 4:22pm ET by Newsdesk
Garbage’s Butch Vig claims major labels don’t care about bands
Garbage drummer Butch Vig has explained the band’s decision to release their new album through their own label.
The former Nirvana producer, whose band return after a seven year absence with fifth studio effort, ‘Not Your Kind Of People,’ on May 14, told the NME that past experiences with major record companies inspired them to distribute the LP through their own Stunvolume imprint instead.
He said: “We started out on independent labels both in the UK and in the US and then they ended up getting bought up by bigger corporate labels. In the end, no one from those labels seems to care or know who you are as a band and we just didn't like that experience.”
The 56-year-old, who has produced material for the likes of Green Day, Foo Fighters and Muse during the band’s hiatus, went onto describe how the belated follow-up to 2005’s 'Bleed Like Me' is a typically uncompromising affair:
"We wanted to embrace exactly who we are as a band and just make a Garbage record, we like to do what we like to do and we'll do that and not give a shit about what anyone else thinks."
Watch the video for Garbage's new single, 'Blood For Poppies,' below:
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