Foo Fighters producer Butch Vig says major labels don't to care about bands, which he learnt the hard way.
As a result, his band Garbage has decided to self-release its next record via their own label Stunvolume on May 14. It will be their first release since "Bleed Like Me" in 2005.
"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," he told NME. "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."
Garbage formed in 1994, after Vig shot to fame as producer for Nivana's "Nevermind". He says recording the new Garbage album was "so easy to fall back into" after years apart:
"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 s--t about what anyone else thinks."
Speaking in January about the new record, Vig said it was a return to classic Garbage:
"The sound, vibe wise, is like the first two Garbage records, even though it doesn't sonically sound like those records," he said. "In Shirley [Manson]'s Lyrics, there's anger and intensity, but there's also optimism and hope."
Watch the teaser trailer for the new Garbage album here: