Watch Garbage’s “Blood For Poppies” video.
Garbage are back, you guys! The ’90s icons went on hiatus after 2005’s Bleed Like Me, but the band’s still gushing: They just hit the web with their new video for “Blood for Poppies.” The group, all in dark suits, mustaches and glasses except for colorful lead singer/ style diva Shirley Manson, premiered it after answering fan questions on Ustream on Tuesday, including where they’ve been all this time: “I spent the last seven years — I don’t really know what I’ve been doing! We spent our time living life and then we were ready to record,” Manson said. And buying adorable yellow-and-blue matching outfits! WERQ.
Watch Garbage’s “Blood For Puppies” video after the jump.
From the girl who once sang, “I”m only happy when it rains,” it sounds like Manson’s ready to soak up some Vitamin D: “We ate ice cream sandwiches in the sunshine and laughed a lot. I didn’t want the shoot to end,” she told Spinner of making the video, directed by U.K. first-timer Matt Irwin. “Blood For Poppies” is the band’s first video in five years, and it doesn’t disappoint: The black-and-white clip draws from film noir imagery (including Manson looking ’50s glam) and oddball astronomy shots filtered through a gritty, vintage look that goes hand-in-hand with the band’s industrial sound. The track’s a scorcher — funky enough to groove to but definitely heavy enough to satisfy your alt-rock hunger pangs. Which we have! Don’t ever go away again, dudes/ dudette. Garbage’s Not Your Kind of People drops May 15.