Smashing Pumpkins to release new music for free
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has stated on the band’s website they’ll be releasing new music soon. Not a few songs, but 11 EP’s of 4 songs each, making a total of 44 new songs. This truckload of new material will be given away for free by the band one song at a time. The title of the work will be Teargarden by Kaleidyscope.
The story of the album is based on ‘The Fool’s Journey’, as signified in the progress of the Tarot. It is my intention to approach this by breaking down the journey of our life here into four phases as made by these different characters; the Child, the Fool, the Skeptic, and the Mystic.
The music of ‘Teargarden by Kaleidyscope‘ harkens back to the original psychedelic roots of The Smashing Pumpkins: atmospheric, melodic, heavy, and pretty.
Myself I am not a huge Smashing Pumpkins fan. But I like the road their taking in terms of releasing music. In the spirit of, amongst others, Nine Inch Nails and Radiohead they’re trying to find new ways to put their music out there.