Pre-Order Smashing Pumpkins New Album ‘Oceania’

Ξ May 7th, 2012 by Andrew Pakula | → 0 Comments | ∇ Billy Corgan, Music News, Smashing Pumpkins |

Smashing Pumpkins Oceania

Now available for pre-order the Smashing Pumpkins brand new album ‘Oceania’. Available in Audio CD or Vinyl and will be shipping June 19, 2012. Pre-order prices are protected with Amazon’s pre-order guarantee, you’ll receive the lowest price if the price decreases after your order.

The new album entitled ‘Oceania’ will be the ninth studio album by the Smashing Pumpkins and has been produced by Billy Corgan and Bjorn Thorsrud, the album is considered to be part of the band’s ongoing 44-song concept album, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope.

Click on the above links to Pre-Order on Amazon.com, Oceania ships June 19, 2012.

The Smashing Pumpkins release new album titled Oceania on June 19th 2012

Ξ March 29th, 2012 by MonteLDS | → 0 Comments | ∇ Billy Corgan, Music News, Smashing Pumpkins |

the Smashing Pumpkins next album Oceania will be released on June 19th 2012 via EMI. Peter Katsis who is apparently a manager for the Pumpkins said

“The Smashing Pumpkins created Oceania as an album experience, and it is intended for the process of the release to follow a path of inclusion, so that best efforts are made for all the fans [to] hear it at the same time as press or radio. We were excited to find partners in EMI Label Services that were equally passionate about the plan for the album release as well as being huge fans of the Pumpkins.”

In the EMI press release it notes that the agreement between SP and EMI covers the world excluding Canada, Brazil and Australia. In a separate press release from Universal Music Canada it states that they will have exclusive rights for Oceania.

Now Shipping, Smashing Pumpkins – Teargarden By Kaleidyscope 1: Songs for a Sailor

Ξ May 25th, 2010 by Andrew Pakula | → 1 Comments | ∇ Billy Corgan, Music News, Smashing Pumpkins |

Teargarden By Kaleidyscope 1

Now Shipping, Smashing Pumpkins – Teargarden By Kaleidyscope 1: Songs for a Sailor, you can buy the new limited edition box set at Amazon.com for $23.99. The box set comes as a silk-screened wooden box (7 ¼ tall x 8 wide x 1.05 thick) and contains the 4-song CD will have 4 new Smashing Pumpkins songs and instrumental intros, 7 vinyl single containing one NEW song plus b-side and a Hand-carved leopard stone obelisk, about 2 tall, similar to marble. Click here to order it on Amazon.com.

Smashing Pumpkins release 2nd free song “Widow Wake My Mind”

Ξ January 19th, 2010 by Andrew Pakula | → 0 Comments | ∇ Billy Corgan, Music News, Netphoria, Smashing Pumpkins |

TeargardenbyKaleidyscopeThe Smashing Pumpkins have released the 2nd free song online “Widow Wake My Mind” as part of their upcoming album Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, a 44-song work that is being recorded now by Billy Corgan. Widow Wake My Mind is the second song to be released and new songs will continue to follow one song a time until all 44 tracks are out. Billy Corgan speaking about the release, “Each song will be made available absolutely for free, to anyone anywhere. There will be no strings attached. Free will mean free, which means you won’t have to sign up for anything, give an email address, or jump through a hoop. You will be able to go and take the song or songs as you wish, as many times as you wish.”

New Smashing Pumpkins Album to feature 44 Songs for Free

Ξ September 16th, 2009 by Andrew Pakula | → 1 Comments | ∇ Billy Corgan, Music News, Smashing Pumpkins |

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“Absolutely Groundbreaking” announced today on the official Smashing Pumpkins website, Billy Corgan has released details about the new album which will be entitled “Teargarden by Kaleidyscope“. The album will feature 44 songs, 4 of which are now being recorded.

Corgan’s plan is to release a song at a time beginning around Halloween of this year with each new song  coming shortly after until all 44 are finally released. Each song will be made available absolutely for free, to anyone anywhere. There will be no strings attached. Billy writes “Free will mean free, which means you won’t have to sign up for anything, give an email address, or jump through a hoop. You will be able to go and take the song or songs as you wish, as many times as you wish.”

There will however still be a physical copy available in the form of a highly limited edition EP’s (of 4 songs each times 11), details of the EP releases are still being worked out. Also when the entire album is finished it will be compiled into a deluxe box set which will also be made available for sale. Those who have bought the EP’s need not worry as the box set will not be a recompilation of the limited edition pieces.

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Official Announcement

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Billy Corgan Launches a Spiritual Website, “Everything From Here to There”

Ξ September 10th, 2009 by Andrew Pakula | → 1 Comments | ∇ Billy Corgan, Misc |

Billy Corgan has started a new personal website for his spiritual side called, “Everything From Here to There“.

Describing it on the website Corgan writes:

“The purpose of this website is to discuss openly and without fear concepts of Mind-Body-Soul integration. If you are drawn to the Hidden Truths, drawn to God as something beyond limitation, and drawn to Love as the greatest force in the Universe, then you have come to the right place at the right time. This is a place of Love.

In discussing Mind-Body-Soul integration within the context of holistic Truth, many topics will be explored here that may be new to you. Like any good tree that one would hope to grow, we must set our roots deep into the ground so that what is real will prosper in the Light of Love.”

Screenshot of the website:

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Smashing Pumpkins & Billy Corgan Threads of the past few Months on the Netphoria Message Board

Ξ September 4th, 2009 by Andrew Pakula | → 0 Comments | ∇ Billy Corgan, Concerts, Jimmy Chamberlin, Music News, Netphoria, Smashing Pumpkins |

Here are some of the top threads about the Smashing Pumpkins and Billy Corgan from the past couple months on the Smashing Pumpkins board of the Netphoria Forums.

For more Smashing Pumpkins related topics please see the SP board or the Tour Info board.

Billy Corgan Goes Hippie with Dave Navarro, Electric Prunes and Strawberry Alarm Clock

Ξ August 31st, 2009 by Andrew Pakula | → 1 Comments | ∇ Billy Corgan, Concerts, Music News |

From Chartattack.com:

Billy Corgan Goes Hippie

billycorgan_hippieBilly Corgan is no longer a rat in an alt.rock cage and has become a hippie.

We’re kidding… or are we?

Corgan hasn’t started wearing Birkenstocks, grown his hair out or donned a fringed leather vest. But the setlist for a two-set show by Spirits In The Sky at Santa Barbara, Calif.’s Muddy Waters Coffee House on Friday was reportedly a summer of love-inspired affair.

The show obviously featured numbers by Saxon’s band The Seeds, a Bonnie Dobson number made popular by The Grateful Dead and covers of Pink Floyd and The Velvet Underground, according to the Santa Barbara Independent. The band also played 10 new tracks written by Corgan, which were apparently ’60s-influenced.

Spirits In The Sky is Corgan’s Sky Saxon tribute band featuring himself, guitarist Dave Navarro, Strawberry Alarm Clock keyboardist Mark Weitz and new Smashing Pumpkins drummer Mike Byrne. He formed the band after Saxon passed away earlier this summer, and they’re playing a run of six California shows this month.

Here’s the band’s setlist, according to the Santa Barbara Independent:

“Can’t Seem To Make You Mine” (The Seeds)
“Circular Change”
“Emerald Green Is The Colour”
“Widow Wake My Mind”
“West Coast”
“Freak”
“(Walk Me Out In The) Morning Dew” (Bonnie Dobson/Grateful Dead)
“The Fellowship”
“The Time Has Come” (Anne Briggs)
“A Stitch In Time” (Corgan acoustic)
“Caroline, Yes” (Corgan acostic)
“A Song For A Son” (Corgan acoustic)
“The Trip”
“Astral Planes”
“Femme Fatale” (The Velvet Underground)
“Lucifer Sam” (Pink Floyd)
“Long Haired Lady” (Quicksilver Messenger Service)

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Smashing Pumpkins officially introduce new drummer, 19-year-old Mike Byrne

Ξ August 20th, 2009 by Andrew Pakula | → 0 Comments | ∇ Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, Music News, Smashing Pumpkins |

Smashing Pumpkins officially introduce new drummer

mike_byrneBilly Corgan has formally announced 19-year-old Mike Byrne as the new Pumpkins sticksman, saying that he believes the teenager will make him a ‘better musician’.

It has only been three years since Billy Corgan reunited Smashing Pumpkins with Jimmy Chamberlin, and less than one year since Corgan pledged the band would no longer release albums – but already those commitments have kicked the bucket. This week, Corgan formally announced Chamberlin’s replacement on drums, together with plans for a new Pumpkins LP.

Nineteen-year-old Mike Byrne has officially joined Smashing Pumpkins after recording demos with the band this summer. The teenager from Oregon was not even born when the Pumpkins played their first gig, but he impressed Corgan at auditions earlier this year. Chamberlin quit the group in March, saying that he couldn’t “cash the check” and “commit all of my energy into something that I don’t fully possess”.

“Dream come true, man,” said Byrne, who has been listening to Smashing Pumpkins since he was 13 – that is, since 2003 – when he found them “exciting and fresh”. After playing in obscure bands like Moses, Smell the Roses and the Mercury Tree, Byrne answered Corgan’s call for internet applications – and was invited to auditions in Los Angeles. “We didn’t actually play songs at the audition,” Byrne said. “We just kind of jammed for about 15 minutes and then talked about Fugazi for the other 15 or so minutes.” Besides the Pumpkins and DIY punks Fugazi, Byrne says his influences include Mogwai, Maserati and quirky indie-pop band Maps and Atlases.

Corgan said: “We counted over 1,000 submissions, and what made Mike stand out was he just seemed to have that X-factor that all the great drummers have, a stunning blend of power, speed and grace. I’m excited to work with him moving forward – he truly deserves this opportunity. I believe in my heart he will push me to be a better musician.”

Byrne will play with the Pumpkins at a handful of concerts in August, but more important is his contribution to a forthcoming album. A “major announcement” on the follow-up to Zeitgeist is promised for September. This will be the first Smashing Pumpkins album to feature only one original member.

“We’re starting from scratch and just working our influences up into something totally different,” Byrne said. “It’s sort of a new direction.”

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Harvey Danger Disses Smashing Pumpkins & Coldplay

Ξ August 11th, 2009 by Andrew Pakula | → 0 Comments | ∇ Billy Corgan, Music News, Smashing Pumpkins |

From twentyfourbit.com:

I’m not really sure that we should listen to Harvey Danger’s Sean Nelson tell us which rock bands he wants to break up, but it does amuse me that he’s chosen to exit the music business (Harvey Danger announced their break up this spring) in a blaze of glory. Plus, “Flagpole Sitta” is quite a nostalgic jam for me, so here goes nothing:

“I was never really a fan of [Smashing Pumpkins] and watching them turn into what they did turn into—and you might have a different perspective of this—but that validated my not liking them in the first place,” Nelson told A.V. New York. Nelson concedes that Harvey Danger’s Jeff Lin and Aaron Huffman are big Gish fans, but he accuses of Billy Corgan of too much “Dude, just stop doing that.” I have no idea what that means.

As for the Coldplay dis, Nelson calls their songs “generic” and “inspired by the boring parts of Radiohead,” asking “what is the point of Coldplay?” When asked to answer that question, Nelson says, “There isn’t one. They serve no need. Anyone could sort of do what they do. And I just don’t think it’s worth doing either.”

The bands Nelson wants to reunite are extremely safe (as in not likely to offend the masses) bets (The Clash, Blur) and, come to think of it, the ones he trashes are already popularly maligned in the music critic blogosphere, so what’s the point? Dude, just stop doing that.

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