Smashing Pumpkins prepping two EPs; new music coming in May
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Smashing Pumpkins frontman William Corgan has revealed that the band will release the songs it's been recording on two EPs, with the first of the new music coming in May. Following reports that the group was working on 26 songs, Corgan has now taken to Instagram to explain his plan, saying, "Almost all the musical side is done with 2 days to go,” adding, "The intended plan being to release the songs over two four-song EPs, with a first song most likely due out in May.”
SP update: So almost all the musical side is done with 2 days to go, leaving background vocals and last minute touches/flourishes/drang. For those who missed it, the 8 songs are as titled: Solara, Marchin' On, Travels, Seek and You Shall Destroy, With Sympathy, Knights of Malta, Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts), and Alienation. The intended plan being to release the songs over two, four song E.P.'s, with a first song most likely due out in May. Also, we just did a long-ranging interview for the New York Times, which given the questions asked will address many of the things we get asked about here on IG. So look out for that soon..Tra la.... @smashingpumpkins
Corgan recently reunited three-fourths of the band's original lineup, including guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin for a lengthy summer tour and the new EPs.
Original bassist D’Arcy Wretzky is not involved however, with a bitter feud unfolding between Wretzky and Corgan over claims that she was asked to participate and then disinvited.
Corgan is also continuing work on a new solo album, the follow-up to last year's Ogilala.
Corgan also revealed that the band just completed a long-ranging interview with the New York Times, which he said will "address many of the things we get asked about." He did not say when the article would run but it's speculated that it will address the situation with Wretzky.
The "Shiny And Oh So Bright" tour, which will reportedly focus on the band's first five albums, kicks off on July 12th in Glendale, Arizona.