LEGENDARY BAND RELEASES NEW ALBUM. FULL ALBUM STREAM AVAILABLE NOW.
The Smashing Pumpkins will be releasing their new album Oceania this Friday, June 22nd through Create/Control.
For its release, the band is making a huge effort to ensure all their fans get to hear it at the same time as press or radio. The album is available to listen to in full and pre-order at www.iTunes.com/SmashingPumpkins
Recorded at singer/guitarist Billy Corgan’s private studio in Chicago, the album was created as a true album experience. Working with guitarist Jeff Schroeder, drummer Mike Byrne and bassist/vocalist Nicole Fiorentino, the album was conceptualised during sessions in an empty movie theatre in Sedona during the winter months.
“It wasn’t that unusual from past records where I’d worked with a band as a unit to help me define a set of templates to work towards. We’d just come off the road, and had a good sense of what was no longer working in our eyes from a dynamic point of view. We worked hard to create space in the music, but not lose any of the emotive power that I like to have behind my songs,” says Corgan.
Having played together for more than two years, the band focused on making new music together. While Corgan is aware that he may be defined by his extensive back catalogue, his focus is on creating from their hearts and hands right now.
Says Corgan, ”[Oceania] is an album that is unlike any I’ve ever made. Yet at the same time I believe it upholds the same musical values I’ve always pushed for with The Pumpkins, be they progressive, emotional, epic, or restless.”
The Smashing Pumpkins have created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history having sold more than 30 million albums, and winning multiple Grammy awards in the process. Formed in Chicago in 1988, they released Gish, their influential and platinum debut in 1991, which was followed by albums including the nine-time platinum Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness and the four-time platinum Siamese Dream, as well as the platinum certified 1998 album Adore.
The group’s many hits defined the alternative music era and continue to resonate on modern rock radio, influencing a whole new generation. The Smashing Pumpkins returned in 2007 with their acclaimed sixth album Zeitgeist and they have since remained on the cutting edge of music and technology with various online releases. Oceania is their seventh studio album and the band will support it with a global tour in 2012. They will be performing tracks from Oceania as well as songs from their formidable back catalogue.
Oceania – New Album June 22
Listen to Oceania on iTunes now