It was bound to happen sooner or later.Garbage has tapped one of its favorite bands, Girls Against Boys, to tackle the opening slot on a U.S. tour that will kick off in September and is expected to run through December. The marriage makes sense sonically with both bands exploring groove-heavy techno-rock hybrids, but also seems to be a natural move given Garbage's affinity for GVSB. During a recent interview with MTV News, singer Shirley Manson rebuffed the notion that there are no great guitar bands anymore noting, "There's Girls Against Boys. They made a great... I mean, the guitars sound incredible on that record. And seeing them live, when you watch the audience watching them live the way they're all lit up, you know, they're just totally into it." [1MB QuickTime] That record that Manson raved about, "Freak*On*Ica," is in stores now, and the album's first single, "Park Avenue," is currently making the rounds on the airwaves.
The album's second single, "Roxy," is expected to pop up around the time the tour launches in September.Meanwhile, Garbage will be bringing its "Version 2.0" to the people. The band has already released the second single and video from that album in the form of "I Think I'm Paranoid," but the record's first video, "Push It," is still generating some decent buzz. The clip earned Garbage eight MTV Video Music Award nominations, and if the band manages to cash in on a few of them when the winners are announced on September 10, they could have a full head of steam going into their U.S. tour.