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Billy Corgan announces two new Smashing Pumpkins albums, due out in 2015

on March 25, 2014, 4:48pm

Billy Corgan follows up one epic endeavor with another, though this one might be a little easier to stomach. He’s struck a deal with Sony BMG for the release of two new Smashing Pumpkins albums, due out in 2015. Titled Monuments To An Elegy and Day For Night, the LPs will serve as the follow-up to the 2012 LP, Oceania.

Corgan said in regards to the albums’ sound: “think: ‘guitars, guitars, guitars, and more guitars;’ but more so on the epic side of things than say, grossly metallic.”

Recording officially began today and Corgan has recruited Howard Willing, who he previously worked with on 1998’s Adore, to serve as producer. Corgan expects the first single to arrive by year’s end.

What’s more, Corgan has launched a new Smashing Pumpkins website, dubbed The Panopticon, to document his progress as he records the LP. “A continuing feature,” he explained, “items regarding each day’s recording will be shared that same evening, with song titles, lyrics, poetic impressions, pictures, sound clips, studio gear and the like offered for a circuitous, bird’s eye view of the process as it.”

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Steve
April 15, 2014 at 12:03 pm

I have to say, I really love the new SP. I Saw them at the L.A. Wiltern in 2011 and bought (downloaded) Oceania as soon as it was available. I loved the original SP as well, but the new line-up is as good as they ever were (hopefully without the ego-trips or drug problems).

Tim
March 26, 2014 at 1:50 am

Oceania was such a great album as it definitely reminded of SP fans of Siamese Dream. The fact that SP released it without a label made it better but it didn’t get any marketing. Can’t wait for the next two!

33
March 26, 2014 at 7:20 am

I agree, I loved Oceania, plus all the great reissues got me back into this band.

JCP
March 25, 2014 at 9:40 pm

The 18-year-old me would’ve flipped his lid about this.

Anonymous
March 25, 2014 at 8:45 pm

And the collective world sighed and didn’t give a shit.

Anonymous
April 22, 2014 at 10:04 pm

…except everyone who does give a shit. twit.

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