New details have emerged about the forthcoming Smashing Pumpkins
album. Yesterday, a press release from the band stated that their
new album, due to be released through EMI on June 18th would be
part of a 44 track opus, 'Teargarden By Kaleidyscope' which
will be released piece by piece online, with the band still in the
opening stages. The project is described as 'an album within
an album' and will rest within the over-arching structure of
'Teargarden By Kaleidyscope'.
Peter Katsis - Smashing Pumpkins manager - 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 hear it
at the same time as press or radio".
"We were excited to find partners in EMI that were equally
passionate about the plan for the album release as well as being
huge fans of the Pumpkins."
The LP, which will be the band's seventh studio record, produced
by singer Billy Corgan over the last two years has been described
by the singer as the band's best album in over 15 years and
their strongest offering since 1995's 'Mellon Collie & The
Speaking to Billboard last year, Billy Corgan explained his
decision to revert back to the traditional album format. "I just
saw we weren't getting the penetration in to everybody that I would
have hoped. I mean, we have 1.3 million followers on our Facebook
page, right? So you think you put a song up and 1.3 million people
are going to see it, but only if they're looking at the exact
moment it goes up."
"They're not necessarily searching and their friends aren't
necessarily going to tell them about it. I just saw that we weren't
reaching the sort of casual person who still gets their information
from traditional sources. So I thought, 'What do I need to do?' and
then I thought, 'OK, I'll go back to making an album.'"
Smashing Pumpkins will release 'Oceania' through EMI on June
The tracklisting for 'Oceania' is as follows:
'Stella P And The People Mover'
'My Love Is Winter'
'One Diamond, One Heart'