"Not Your Kind of People" was released May 15 on the group's own label, Stunvolume.
"Free at last!" Manson exclaimed. "We are signing the checks on absolutely everything, which is terrifying, but I think nothing ventured in life that doesn't require a little risk is not worth taking. I think this time around, what is different is that we're not tied to making ridiculous amounts of profit. That's just not what we're interested in, and it's certainly not why we joined a band in the first place."
Manson is now 45. With her signature red hair and creamy complexion, she's as appealing as she was in the mid-'90s. The new record picks up where Garbage left off seven years ago, not veering too far from their meticulously crafted layers of goth-tinged pop-rock.
This is a band that knows it sounds different from everyone else, and doesn't care to conform.
"We took some time off. We just felt a little burnt out, if truth be told. And then I guess we just had enough life happen that we felt ready to create again," she said.
"I called the band up and said, 'Are you into this?' And they said, 'Yup! We're in. Let's do it.'"