DT: MARCH 26, 2014
FM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/ALEX GREENBERG/MIKE GOWEN
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS
SIGN ARTIST SERVICES DEAL WITH BMG
SET TO RELEASE TWO NEW ALBUMS IN 2015
UPDATES FROM THE STUDIO TO BE POSTED
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS announced Tuesday, March 25 via the band’s social networks that they’ve signed an Artist Services deal with BMG. Via Martha’s Music/BMG, they will issue two new SMASHING PUMPKINS albums in 2015: MONUMENTS TO AN ELEGY and DAY FOR NIGHT. The first single (title TBA) is expected to be released by year’s end.
The PUMPKINS’ BILLY CORGAN says, “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.”
Recording sessions began yesterday, “as plenty of songs have been written and are ready to go,” said CORGAN. “Manning the boards will be producer Howard Willing, with whom I first had the pleasure of working with during the Adore sessions. We expect a single out by year’s end.”
CORGAN also noted, “Additionally, this stands as the initial post on a new nexus: The Panopticon, which through its simplicity should better address the speed of modern life. A continuing feature, items regarding each day’s recording will be shared that same evening, with song titles, lyrics, poetic impressions, pictures, sound clips, studio gear and the like offered for a circuitous, bird’s eye view of the process as it unfolds.”
The PUMPKINS released their last studio album in 2012: OCEANIA, which entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4, earned the #1 spot on the Independent Albums Chart and garnered vast critical acclaim.
About THE SMASHING PUMPKINS:
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history having sold more than 30 million albums, and won 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 pivotal group’s many hits defined the alternative music era and continue to resonate on modern rock radio, influencing a whole new generation. The PUMPKINS returned in 2007 with their acclaimed sixth album Zeitgeist. They have since remained on the cutting edge of music and technology with various online releases. In June 2012, the band released their acclaimed album Oceania. Marking THE SMASHING PUMPKINS’ 7th studio record, it is “an album within an album,” part of their 44-song work-in-progress Teargarden By Kaleidyscope. Oceania entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 and earned the #1 spot on the Independent Albums Chart.
About BMG Artist Services
BMG Artist Services is an alternative to the traditional record deal which responds to an increasing demand from artists to control their own careers. Under the BMG Artist Services model, artists retain ownership of their recordings, have full oversight of the budget and control of marketing – and receive the majority of the proceeds. BMG Artist Services is an initiative of next generation music company, BMG, launched just five years ago. Artists to have released albums through BMG Artist Services include Anastacia, Backstreet Boys, Bryan Ferry, You Me At Six and SXSW 2014’s critic’s highlight Samsaya among others.