Described by Pitchfork as "the alternative to everything," Garbage pioneered their wildly inventive fusion of pop, heavy guitars, and hip-hop and industrial textures more than two decades ago. Their 1994 debut album--recorded in Madison, Wisconsin, by Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker, and Butch Vig--made them one of the most acclaimed, adventurous, and best-selling bands of the nineties, and an international phenomenon: double platinum in the UK, US, and Australia, headlining festivals around the globe. Their six studio albums have collectively sold over fifteen million copies worldwide. In 2012, Garbage declared their independence by founding their own label, STUNVOLUME, allowing the band to chart their own course on their own terms. After a new album, Strange Little Birds, and an extensive tour in 2016, the band continues to define a future celebrating differences. This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake is their first book.
"It's not far into its pink-tinged pages that you realize this
is one of those all-too-rare, no-holds-barred rock bios that
willingly offers up a full, honest and unadulterated backstage pass
into the life of a band. Through its 200+ glorious, full-color
pages, readers are privy to the highs and lows, and the good, the
bad and the ugly. Peppered with handwritten lyrics and notes,
backstage photos, rock 'n' roll cocktail recipes, letters, flyers,
posters, artwork and insights into how some of their biggest hits
came to be, it offers a wonderful inside view into a band that's
seen it all and lived to tell the tale, yet clearly has so much
more to give...This Is the Noise that Keeps Me Awake is an
essential read for any music fan but, of course, Garbage faithful
will find it infinitely rewarding."
--Women in Pop (Australia)"The book itself is gorgeous and filled with amazing behind the scenes photos...Any fan of the band will enjoy not only the biography, but the aesthetic pleasures of the book's art and layout. This beautifully designed book is quite the hodgepodge, which seems to be a fitting tribute to a band that also came together in an unusual fashion: a trio of Midwestern studio players, a fish out of water singer from Scotland, and one of the great science experiments of the alt-rock era."
--PopMatters"Fans of Garbage (the band, of course) are going to be happy (and not only when it rains, as the song says) with the coffee-table book This is the Noise that Keeps Me Awake written by Garbage with Jason Cohen, and crammed full of color and black & white photos, band interviews and much more."
--Baltimore Out Loud"Die-hard fans and alt-rock aficionados, prepare for 208 pages of archived photographs, studio memories, cocktail recipes, and candid tour moments from their 22-year history together, as well as their individually careers, all leading up to the creation of their own label, STUNVOLUME, and the release of their sixth studio album, 2016's Strange Little Birds. Accompanying the members' trips down memory lane are helpful tidbits supplied by music journalist Jason Cohen, making for an especially informative super-long chill studio session."
--Nerdist"This sumptuous new coffee table book is a dream come true for fans of the rock band Garbage. It's all here--the wild adventure that is Garbage...Garbage collectors will be bowing down in gratitude to Akashic Books for this frank, in-depth, treasure-filled volume."
--Pop Culture Classics"This heavy-duty, 208-page collection of arresting professional photos, candid shots and oral histories featuring all four members proves Garbage is indeed worthy. In fact, the boldly designed pink-and-black book is almost as much fun to read as it is to look at."
--Isthmus Magazine"Using a trove of archival photos--many of which have never been seen--and loaded with great anecdotes, this book is a perfect compliment and introduction to one of the most beloved bands of the last 20 years."
--The Interrobang"While chronicling the band's meteoric rise to fame, This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake also includes cocktail recipes, favorite songs, surprising personal anecdotes, and every gig Garbage ever played. An examination of the drastic changes within the music industry over the past two decades is unexpectedly engaging and offers a nuanced insider's perspective on the turn to digital music consumption."
--Fine Books & Collections