THE SMASHING PUMPKINS will release their new album, "Oceania",
on June 19 via EMI Label Services/Caroline distribution.
Produced by THE SMASHING PUMPKINS' frontman Billy Corgan,
"Oceania" is an intense and dynamic offering that will appeal to
new and existing fans of THE SMASHING PUMPKINS alike. "Oceania",
the band's seventh studio record, is "an album within an album,"
part of their 44-song work-in-progress "Teargarden By
Peter Katsis, manager of SMASHING PUMPKINS for Prospect Park,
stated: "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 Label Services that were equally
passionate about the plan for the album release as well as being
huge fans of the PUMPKINS."
The album is the band's first recorded effort with their
new line-up, which now features Mike Byrne on drums, Nicole
Fiorentino on bass and Jeff Schroeder on guitar.
In December last year, Corgan insisted that 'Oceania' was
the band's strongest offering since 1995's 'Mellon Collie And The
"Oceania" track listing: