Smashing Pumpkins Announce Two Records For 2015


While they arguably hit their peak popularity at some point during the 1990s, Smashing Pumpkins have never stopped releasing great material. Billy Corgan has just announced that the band will be releasing two records in 2015, titled Monuments To An Elegy and Day For Night. The records serve as a follow-up to 2012’s Oceania.

While the albums aren’t quite on the horizon yet, Corgan confirmed through the Smashing Pumpkins’ official blog that recording has begun. The band will be working with producer Howard Willing, and you can expect a single by the end of the year. Corgan previously worked with Willing during the sessions for 1998’s Adore.

For those interested in sound, think: ‘guitars, guitars, guitars, and more guitars;’ but more so on the epic side of things than say, grossly metallic.

Corgan will be updating fans at the band’s new official blog, dubbed the Panopticon. The announcement of the records is the first post on the site, and the band will be releasing new information including details about the recording process, lyrics, and song clips leading up to release.

Oceania is a great record, and I have full faith that Billy can still deliver fantastic music, although I doubt he’ll ever top the epic masterpiece that is Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. What do you think? Leave us a comment letting us know what your thoughts are on a few new Pumpkins albums.

John Bazley

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